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Gustavo Petro Taking Oath as Colombia President in Historic Shift

1 month ago   |   By Time

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups.
Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former member of Colombia's M-19 guerrilla group, won the presidential election in June by beating conservative parties that offered moderate changes to the market-friendly economy, but failed to connect with voters frustrated by rising poverty and violence against human rights leaders and environmental groups in rural...
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Colombia's first leftist president will bring historic change, if the US lets him

Colombia's first leftist president will bring historic change, if the US lets him

1 month ago   |   By RT

Colombia is the latest Latin American country to turn from the right, and possibly stand up to Washington, with the inauguration of Gustavo Petro
It's a historic day in Colombia, as the country inaugurates former guerrilla Gustavo Petro as its first leftist president, and Francia Marquez as its first vice president of African descent. This was unthinkable not long ago, and before this unlikely team now lie the combined challenges of standing up to US domination and fixing decades of social injustice.
The last time it appeared Colombia would have a leftist president was in 1948 with the...
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