Columbia soundly rejects Chavez Socialism

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, after skating to a second term with a landslide victory, will seek to extend his war against guerrilla fighters and press ahead with efforts to reduce taxes and lure fresh investment.

Uribe, 53, won 62 percent of the vote in yesterday's election, according to the electoral authority's Web site. Cars in Bogota honked and hundreds of people chanted `Uribe, Uribe!'' last night as he spoke from Hotel Tequendama and thanked the country for the chance to serve another four years.

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