Gerardo Reyes in Saturday’s El Nuevo Herald: “What is your opinion of him [Ãlvaro Uribe] today?”
Former U.S. Ambassador to Colombia (1994-1997) Myles Frechette: “Very frustrating. He is a much different person than I thought. He is not democratic, he doesn’t have much respect for the judiciary or the Congress, he is an authoritarian and very populist person, in many senses he is very similar to [Hugo] ChÃ¡vez.”
This interview is fascinating. Frechette relates a 1996 meeting with Ãlvaro Uribe, then the governor of Antioquia department, in which he confronts Uribe about rumored past ties to narcotrafficking. Frechette says he was “not satisfied” by Uribe’s answers.