Colombia's Progress -- and a Plea

President Alvaro Uribe discusses his country's revitalized economy, drug-war victories, and why he needs Washington's help

As Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe nears the end of his four-year term, he can boast of several achievements. The security situation has improved dramatically under his watch. The economy is humming, with growth slated to come in at around 3.7% this year, and the Bogotá stock exchange is one of the world's best performing, up 56% year to date.

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