Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Splits Over How to End War"

by Juan Forero, Wall Street Journal

Jun 13, 2014


"With a popular former president at his side, Álvaro Uribe, Mr. Zuluaga has an eight-point lead over Mr. Santos in a recent poll by Ipsos Napoleon Franco. Though three other polls give Mr. Santos a slight edge, Mr. Zuluaga's condemnation of the talks, particularly his claim that guerrillas would receive immunity under a peace accord, has touched a chord, analysts and victims groups here say.

"That's where Uribe and Zuluaga have scored the most points, the no-to-impunity charge," said Cynthia Arnson, a Washington-based scholar who has studied peace talks in Latin American countries.



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