Although he is not a millionaire or one of the Caribbean coast’s powerful political and business clans, he may hold the keys to the Char’s best-kept secrets. He is one of the best friends of candidate and former mayor of Barranquilla, Álex Char.
This is what the convicted former congresswoman Aida Merlano said in the interview she gave to SEMANA more than two years ago while imprisoned in Venezuela. According to their version, they cited as examples Yogi Bear or Héctor Amaris, who also knew the corruption plans in detail, but when the scandal broke out, he disappeared. Merlano says that through his silence they gave him a good life with his family.
According to Merlano, the Char wanted her to follow this path: silence, and they would guarantee her peace of mind. She didn’t accept it.
Speaking about his escape, he noted that he had previously received a visit from a lawyer named Diego Muñetón, who is close to the Char: “They told me: ‘We will help you, you will go,'” they told me by Hector Amaris. They told me: “Just as we did with Héctor Amaris, who lives a quiet life with his wife and children, so will it be with you.” “That’s what they told me before they spoke to me. “
Aida Merlano clearly explained who Héctor Amaris is. “His right-hand man and the one who keeps his money, the one who collects his bribes and the one who sets up fictitious companies to collect money, cheat and make false contracts like they did with Triple A and that is what they do.” Taking commissions away from all contractors, as Valorcom actually did. Because Valorcom gave him and the council members enough commissions to support the future commissions (validities).
In the midst of this political and legal scandal, a love affair between Álex Char and Aida Merlano also came to light, in which Héctor Amaris himself was said to have been the matchmaker, who allegedly bought the gifts given to him by the former mayor.
“Many clothes, Bvlgari, watches, Hublot, I can tell you where he bought them, he bought them in a jewelry store in Centro Andino in the city of Bogotá, where they sell the Chopard brand, where they sell the Bvlgari brand, and Hublot bought it. in Glauser and Héctor Amaris bought it. And all with the intention of falling in love with a single goal: that I will withdraw political support from Alfredo Varela, a fresh boy who had every chance of being elected,” Merlano said in the interview with SEMANA.
But Yogi Bear would not only have been the messenger of love, he was also the one who warned her and even threatened her with death; At least that’s how Merlano put it in the interview.
Vicky Dávila: In your 42-minute statement you blamed some people when something happened to you or your family. Who are these people and do you have any evidence of them being mentioned in something so serious?
Aida Merlano: Yes. Yes, I know, because once I received a threat that Fuad Char sent to me with Héctor Amaris, a friend of Alejandro Char, where they told me to remove Alejandro from my life because Alejandro was exhibiting a behavior towards them were unusual, as if he had a crush on me and did things that were not in the interests of the Char family. And that put me in danger. And that Fuad Char said that if this continued, he would have me killed.
This is what Merlano said about Héctor Amaris, known as Yogi Bear, who – it is said – is a close friend of Álex Char. He was silent, he didn’t say a single word. Will the fan turn on this time?