To a lot of people, Uribe is an authoritarian leader. But he’s an authoritarian leader of a democratic state.
Chávez, on the other hand, is the authoritarian leader of an authoritarian state. This distinction makes all the difference in the world.
Update: El Tiempo has confirmed the Court rejected the referendum on a 7 to 2 vote.
Update 2: Quote of the day: "Citizens’ participation cannot go against the Constitution." Alvaro Uribe. You can put that one in stone.