A screen shot from John Jairo Velsquezs YouTube channel. Photograph: Youtube
Gonzlo Rojas, whose father was on board Avianca flight 203 when it was destroyed by a cartel bomb, sees the former hit mans YouTube channel as an affront to all his victims.
Its a slap in the face for us for him to present himself now as an expert, a consultant, when he hasnt shown any remorse for what he did to us, says Rojas, who adds that when he tried to approach Popeye to seek some answers, he was told to talk to his manager.
Hes become a celebrity because of his crimes, Rojas says,
Velsquez, who at the height of his power was paid as much as $1m for a high-profile murder, says he squandered much of his fortune on protection payments while in prison. Whats left he has had to deposit into an account through a front man because no bank will open an account for him.
With the YouTube channel, he hopes to make a living. It would be clean money from honest work, he says.