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Colombia's Uribe Faces Crisis on Death Squads

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Colombia's Uribe Faces Crisis on Death Squads

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Colombia's Uribe Faces Crisis on Death Squads

Colombia's Uribe Faces Crisis on Death Squads

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When President Bush was in Colombia, he showed confidence in President Alvaro Uribe, who is mired in the most serious political crisis of his six years in office. So far, eight congressmen, all tied to the president, have been jailed for working with right-wing death squads.

A governor who has links to the paramilitaries was charged this week; others are in prosecutors' sights. The question is not only how far the probes will go, but how much credit should go to Uribe as the scandal continues to widen.