The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, claimed that he has kept 64 percent of the prmises he made during his presidential campaign. The goals for his administration, Mr. Santos explained, have been met greatly because of programs like Families in Action, which already surpassed the goal set for the four-year term. “The Director of the Social Prosperity Agency has informed me that we are beyond 2,6 million, which we had promised for the end of the term,” the President said.
The Government is now hoping that poverty and extreme poverty indicators reflect a reduction. If numbers show that poverty was reduced to less than 30 percent and extreme poverty to less than 10 percent, “then we will have met that goal one year and seven months ahead of schedule,” Mr. Santossaid.