Colombia: Turn to the Front

Under the truce established eight years ago between Colombia's Liberals and Conservatives, the two warring parties are supposed to alternate the presidency and join in a single National Front to develop their rich nation. For the past three years, under the wavering hand of Conservative President Guillermo León Valencia, there has been little development, and even less unity. The economy is in tatters, while the front has split into so many quarreling factions that its official candidate in the May 1966 elections, Liberal Carlos Lleras Restrepo, withdrew from the race.

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