Letter to the Editor: It Is Too Soon to Dismiss Petro’s Environment Hopes

By T. Nelson Thompson

A response from AQ readers

In response to Mariana Palau’s article for AQ, “Colombia Is Missing Its Opportunity on Clean Energy” published on June 20, a reader writes: BOGOTÁ —Too much of the reaction to the Petro administration, both here and abroad, is either unloving criticism or uncritical love, and a better reaction should be, more realistically, between those extremes. Mariana Palau’s recent article on Colombia’s environmental ambitions excessively downplays the real possibilities the president’s policies can bring for the country. Early on, President Gustavo Petro promised reforms...

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