Gustavo Petro

The U. S. political left is killing itself

After receiving feedback from a previous article titled “US: Guns Have to Go,” I would like to clarify a few points for my friends from the political left who feel that the fight against discrimination and class strangle has to…

“Who doesn’t fight, doesn’t go to heaven”.

11 October 1987. Attention! Breaking news. At 3:45 in the afternoon Jaime Pardo Leal, candidate for the presidency of Colombia for the Patriotic Union, was assassinated in the village of Patio Bonito in the municipality of La Mesa (Cundinamarca). The…

Petro and France, from magical realism and genocide to the Colombia of the possible

Gustavo Petro, an economist, former senator and ex-guerrilla of the April 19th Movement (M-19), and Francia Márquez, a black leader and environmentalist from a small rural town in Cauca, took office as president and vice-president of Colombia to promise that…

The Nobodies of Francia Márquez

The seventh of August was a doubly historic day for Colombia because the first left-wing government took office, with Gustavo Petro at its head, and in the vice-presidency, the first Afro-Colombian feminist, left-wing, activist, lawyer and environmental rights defender, Francia…

Surprise Election Results in Colombia Usher in a New Political Era

Colombia made history this week. Progressive former M-19 guerrilla Gustavo Petro, a current senator and former mayor of the nation’s capital Bogotá, won the presidential election. His running mate Francia Márquez Mina will be the nation’s first Black vice president.…

Zabier Hernández “We must treat with love all those who did not vote in order to make them fall in love”.

This Sunday presidential elections took place in Colombia. Gustavo Petro was the candidate who obtained the most votes with more than 8.5 million votes, something like 40.32% of the votes. He will face Rodolfo Hernández on 19 June in the…

Colombians in London campaign for Petro’s humanised Colombia

Images by Ancizar Morales In London, Colombian migrants have been campaigning extensively for the Presidential candidacy of Gustavo Petro. His programme, prioritising Peace, Health, Education, Diversity and Multilateral international relations, has attracted a large following amongst the young and is…

Colombian President Reinstates Bogota’s Mayor

Bogota, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos reinstated Bogota”s mayor Gustavo Petro, abiding the Supreme Court” ruling in favor of Petro. “I have already signed the corresponding documents”, he announced. “Like I have always said, I will…