As Colombia’s Peace Process Cracks, Army Commander Avoids Press Like the Plague (E)
Amid increasing criticism about Colombia’s national army’s apparent failure to take control over territory abandoned by demobilized FARC guerrillas, its commander is doing all within his power not to talk to the press. National Army commander General Alberto Jose Mejia has every reason to avoid pesky reporters and their irritating questions.
He is possibly the most criticized public official in Colombia after President Juan Manuel Santos as in some areas the country’s largest terrorist group embarrassingly proved better at maintaining public security than the security forces. Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports