Tag: Colombian politics

The challenges facing Colombia's President Gustavo Petro are varied. Poverty, inequality, internal violence, and the still existing effects of the pandemic are some of the issues to be addressed by the president. In this sense, after the transition meeting between...
Colombia's new leftist government filed on Monday before the majority-government Congress a bill to make the rich pay more taxes and finance its ambitious social programs against poverty and inequality with new resources. The recently inaugurated economic team of President...
Gustavo Petro's presidency officially began, and being the first progressive government in the country, there are several doubts regarding economic and fiscal matters. In this regard, the financial corporation Fitch Rating made an X-ray of what the country can...
Gustavo Petro Urrego was inaugurated on Sunday, August 7, as constitutional president of Colombia for the period 2022-2026, a ceremony held at the Plaza de Bolivar in the city of Bogota, where thousands of citizens arrived, along with presidents...
The guerrillas of the dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced today that they are willing to start peace negotiations with the government of President-elect Gustavo Petro. "The FARC has proposed, by conception and conviction, the political...
In Colombia, a gay person runs the risk of being a victim of threats or being shot three times in the head. Jeison Vásquez Borja, 29, was shot dead last Tuesday in Medellín. More than ten gay men have...
Colombia will ban bullfighting. Over 40 congress members from various Colombian parties have presented a legislative initiative to sanction animal cruelty, which would mean a ban on bullfighting. Proponents of the bill have stressed there is a good chance it...
Colombian police have become the target of the Clan del Golfo ("Gulf Clan") criminal gang in recent weeks, which has intensified selective killings of members of the institution in the worst wave of violence in the last five years,...
The incoming government of Gustavo Petro, who will be sworn in as Colombia's president next August 7, may introduce variations in Bogota's relations with Washington and Caracas, said academic David Castrillón. "This will be an administration that will be interested...

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