RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The blue and white plane, with a golden stripe along the middle, which landed on Friday night at the El Dorado airport in Bogotá, carrying US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, put an end to a long drought in terms of protocol welcomes. As observers noted, it was the first visit in over six months by a top foreign official to the country.
Nevertheless, masks and distancing confirmed that the new normality encompasses international relations, which now occur in other scenarios. Because of the pandemic that reduced personal contacts to their minimum, face-to-face diplomacy . . .