Gustavo Petro

Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego is a politician, economist, former presidential candidate, and member of the national Senate. He previously served as mayor of Bogotá. Runner-up in the 2018 Colombian presidential elections , Petro—together with his vice-presidential partner, Angela Maria Robledo—is currently the leader of the opposition to the administration of the current president, Ivan Duque, considered by most to be a mere stand-in for former president Alvaro Uribe Velez.  Senator Petro, together with Congresswoman Robledo, is the leader of Colombia Humana, a large political movement that obtained more than eight million votes in the 2018 elections but which has been denied legal status as a political party by the current administration making it currently ineligible for formal electoral participation, all too similar to what detractors of Venezuela's current government are accused of doing.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Why We in Colombia and Elsewhere Reject US Intervention in Venezuela
Humanity is experiencing times characterized by change, instability and above all, fear. It’s experiencing a structural transition which, in the case of Latin America, is causing panic. Failing to understand that our society requires transformation, anachronistic forces currently governing us are...
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