Juan Manuel Santos Quotes

I’m going to abolish the DAS in the next 3 or 4 months. I want to create a new and completely different intelligence agency. By abolishing the DAS we can take away the bad culture that has developed.

 
Context
In Colombia DAS had hugh responsibilities for many interior functions as well as intelligence. Like the intelligence service of many countries the Colombia DAS developed a culture of torture and other human rights abuses. President Santos realized that the agency had developed and evil, undemocratic culture that most of the citizens feared and distrusted. In many such instances, it is almost impossible to reform such and agency and eliminating it and starting with a new set of people who can develop a new culture.
Citations

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, Interview, The Washington Post, August 28, 2011

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Juan Manuel Santos
Juan Manuel Santos
  • Born: August 10, 1951
  • Nationality: Colombian
  • Profession: Politician

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón GColIH GCB is a former Colombian politician. From 2010 to 2018, he was the President of Colombia. He was the sole recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

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