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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.

Articles by this author

 

Gustavo Petro: A Colombia of Possibilities and the Politics of Love

We are here against all odds, against history that said we would never govern, against the same old people, against those who did not want to let go of power. But we did it. We made the impossible possible.

Gustavo Petro ·


Why We in Colombia and Elsewhere Reject US Intervention in Venezuela

An international communique from the leader of the Colombian Opposition concerning Venezuela

Gustavo Petro ·

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