Colombian president: Proud to be called 'the Israel of Latin America'
In Jerusalem, Juan Manuel Santos speaks to Haaretz about the relationship between the two countries, the war on drugs, and why he took it as a compliment when Hugo Chavez compared Colombia to Israel.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is cautiously optimistic about what is happening in his country. On the one hand, his government is engaging in historic peace talks with the rebels after a civil war that has gone on for nearly 50 years. The economy is growing, and Colombia is making progress in its war against the drug cartels that were so closely identified with it. On the other hand, tensions between...
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