Presidential elections Colombia: oil and mining companies concerned about Gustavo Petro’s advance

The leftist candidate closed the gap with the favorite, businessman Rodolfo Hernández. His government plan includes strong restrictions on the extractive sector.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's leftist presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro, is very close to his rival in the polls to the discomfort of oil and mining companies, fearful that his plans will jeopardize the country's energy self-sufficiency and economy, said industry executives and unions.

Petro, a senator, told a rally last month that coal and oil are akin to cocaine: "Our three main export products are three poisons."

The candidate won . . .

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