It gives me pleasure to say that, so far at least, my bad vibes about President Juan Manuel Santos before he took up the job have been totally misplaced. Take today’s unmissable analysis from Hemispheric Brief as item one, the smartest EngLang piece on Colombia’s political positioning I’ve seen for a long while.
Item two is Semana’s report on Santos’ first 100 days out last weekend, with poll numbers that show pure honeymoon loveydoviness. Santos gets a 73% approval rating from the people that really matter the most and those same people give him an 83% thumbs-up on the way he’s handling relations with Venezuela.
Long may this continue.