RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Famous for their fight against guerrillas, the Colombian military barely participated in politics, but the likely coming to power of a former rebel and leftist opponent has broken the silence in the barracks.
Gustavo Petro, who fought the state until the early 1990s, is the favorite in the polls to win the May 29 presidential election, but he would not get enough votes to avoid a runoff.
If the result . . .