Colombian presidential candidate Rodolfo Hernández affirmed this Thursday in Miami regarding the relations that Colombia will have with the United States if he becomes president that “what works is not touched, although it can be improved,” and revealed that They have warned him that they want to make an attempt on his life.
After comparing the ties between the two nations with “a Catholic marriage,” Hernández said that relations must be balanced and slipped that the experts he will surround himself with if he comes to govern will review the free trade agreements, because exporters complain of obstacles to ship goods to the US
At a press conference in a Miami hotel, the same one where all the activities of your visit to the city will take placeHernández began by saying that he has received the “caution” that they want to kill him and that is why he is going to refrain from participating in massive acts in the final stretch of the campaign.
“Not to lead, but to knife”, he said to go on to mention how difficult it is to stop someone in a crowd of 500 or more from stabbing you, but he de-dramaticd his words with humor.
“I am so ‘salao’ that I don’t die and I stay in a wheelchair,” he told journalists and other people eager to meet him who filled a room in which there was a presence of security personnel and police officers.
Petro and Hernández were the most voted candidate and the second most voted, respectively, in the first round of May 29, in which neither got 50% of the votes, so a second round had to be called.
The purpose of Hernández’s visit to Miami is “strengthen ties” with the Colombian community in South Florida, in his own words, and also to see how trade between Colombia and the state of Florida, which has an annual volume of 7,000 million dollars, can be boosted.
Some 100,000 Colombians are registered as voters at the Miami Consulate General, of whom 60% voted in the first round.
About 80% gave their vote to the conservative Federico “Fico” Gutiérrez, former mayor of Medellín, and the rest was divided between Hernández, who took the largest portion, and other candidates, including Petro, sources told Efe. consular
At noon Hernández had planned a lunch with representatives of the Miami chambers of commerce, managers of the airport, the ports of Florida and free zones, and later a meeting with the Colombian community. EFE