COLOMBIA: Next President

Alberto Lleras Camargo, 51, the journalist-statesman leader of Colombia's Liberal Party, stepped before a radio microphone last week and agreed to serve as the nonpartisan President of his deeply troubled country. Colombia's backlands have been bloodied by a no-quarter guerrilla war between Conservatives and Liberals that has taken more than 100,000 lives in the past ten years; now its economy is strained by heavy overseas indebtedness. And the military junta that has been in charge since the fall of Dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla last May has been waiting with thinning patience for the civilian politicos to quit squabbling and...

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