"The Trump administration would be wise to steer clear of internal divides within a polarized Colombia and keep its eye on the prize — the opportunity for peace after half a century of war," Virginia Bouvier, senior advisor for peace processes at the Washington-based U.S. Institute of Peace, told The Times via email. She said it was not clear the episode would have an impact on U.S. relations with Colombia, but that it was likely to deepen the political divide within Colombia as the nation attempts to recover from a conflict that cost more than a quarter of a million lives and brought the nation to the brink of collapse. Los Angeles Times
The President of the US, Donald Trump, welcomed on Good Friday Colombian former presidents Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana to the Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. First to speak publicly about the meeting was Mr. Pastrana, who thanked in his Twitter the magnate for, "the cordial and very frank conversation." Sources of the meeting, however, have confirmed to El País the presence of Mr. Uribe who has described it as a "social gathering" that came about through an "invitation from a third party."El País.
What happened, explains the source to CNN, was that Pastrana was dining in the club restaurant [Mar-a-Lago] with a group on Friday and in one of the corridors he greeted President Trump. The source describes the meeting as very brief, barely exchanging greetings in the hallway, there is not even certainty that Uribe was there. Mar-a-Lago is a social club where Trump has his own private residence, which has become his second office. It is a place frequented by the club members and their guests. CNN en Español got in touch with both Pastrana's team, who said that the former president will not say anything. On the other hand, after several calls to the Uribe team we still have not received a response. CNN Español.