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Gustavo Petro Is The First Leftist President Elected In Colombia

Gustavo Petro Is The First Leftist President Elected In Colombia

Gustavo Petro, a former rebel, has been elected Colombia’s first leftist president on Sunday. Petro’s triumph, in one of the most historically conservative countries on the continent, is a stunning example of widespread discontent that is shaking the status quo. It is a powerful rejection of the political establishment that has ruled the South American nation for two centuries. Voters[Read More…]

by 20/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Colombia Needs Democracy, Plain and Simple: An Interview With María José Pizarro

Colombia Needs Democracy, Plain and Simple: An Interview With María José Pizarro

by Vijay Prashad & Taroa Zúñiga Silva  On May 29, 2022, a political earthquake struck Colombia: the left-leaning Historical Pact’s presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro, and vice-presidential candidate, Francia Márquez, won the first round of the presidential elections after getting 40.33 percent of the votes. The blocs representing the far-right and right-wing parties—which have dominated Colombian politics for most of its history—trailed far[Read More…]

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The Colombian Left’s Fight against Neoliberal Hegemony

The Colombian Left’s Fight against Neoliberal Hegemony

In Colombia, the Historic Pact presidential ticket is favored to win the May 29, 2022, national elections, with between 37.9% to 48% of votes, according to various opinion polls. Historic Pact is a coalition of 20 different political parties and formations, ranging from the radical Left, Comunes, to the centre-Left’s Todos Somos Colombia and the Communist Party of Colombia. Its[Read More…]

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