Some observers say Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, shown delivering a speech at the Police School in Bogota on June 3, may not have been comfortable with his successor's attempt to improve relations with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
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Scott Burke, owner of Loop Linen and Uniform Service in Westwego, La., says the Gulf oil spill has had an impact on his bottom line. "As the restaurants slow down, we slow down," Burke says. "It's just a trickle-down effect."