Well, excuuuuuuu-use me!
The Economist would like you to know that even though all the headlines are about "Uribe's Vice President met with the Paras to destabilize the government"-this and "Uribe's favorite General and the Paras depopulated the Uraba"-that, Colombia's President is getting a bad rap.
You may have heard that in Colombia, impunity is the norm in cases of murdered union activists. But you should know that Uribe is a man of action, and he's knocked some heads together and demanded results and so on, and the problem has improved:
"In 98.8% of cases, nobody has been punished, according to Domingo Tovar of the CUT, the main trade-union confederation - though that is down from 99.9% last year."
SIR - BoRev takes due note of the improvement in the impunity rate from a clearly unsatisfactory .1% to a robust 1.2%. But wasn't it George W. Bush who said something once about "the soft bigotry of low expectations?"