Poverty key issue in Colombia poll

Millions of poor hope new president will improve their lot.

    For eight years Colombia's outgoing president, Alvaro Uribe, has focused on fighting leftist rebels and trying to attract foreign investment.

    But millions of Colombians remain poor and feel the government needs to focus more on social programs that will help them climb out of poverty.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Algarrobo in the north of the country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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