Colombia: Score One for The Narcos

Score One for The Narcos

Nine months after its members laid down their guns and agreed to become a political party, the former guerrilla group M-19 scored a major victory at the polls last week as its leader, Antonio Navarro Wolf, finished first in the national election of delegates to the constitutional assembly. Navarro's party succeeded in capturing 19 of the assembly's 70 seats.

The result was a stinging rebuke to the ruling Liberal Party of President Cesar Gaviria Trujillo and a signal that Colombians have grown weary of the government's war against the drug lords. Navarro, whose party will lead the effort to draft a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!