Colombia: Eight Down, Still Counting

Eight Down, Still Counting

Eighteen bombings rocked Bogota last week as the cocaine warlords stepped up their counterattack against the government's crackdown on drug traffickers. But the frightened citizens of Colombia were also rattled by word that Justice Minister Monica de Greiff had resigned her post, just two months after taking the job. De Greiff, 32, quit after receiving numerous death threats to herself, her Argentine husband and their three-year-old son.

While a disappointment to some, De Greiff's resignation was not unexpected. Before visiting the U.S. in late August, she handed President Virgilio Barco Vargas an open-dated resignation. Barco requested that she stay on until...

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