Colombian President Petro’s Davos Proposal and What it Reveals

Eder Peña The Colombian president went to present his concern about the global environmental crisis to those who are generating it  On January 17, Colombian President Gustavo Petro participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together heads of state and world leaders, and presented Colombia’s proposals to address the climate…

Attacks and Failures of the Right in Latin America

Claudio Katz Bolsonarism was affected by its failed coup. Its foundations in the army, gangs, agribusiness and evangelists are shaken. What are the current perspectives of the extreme right in the continent? Recently, the right-wingers in the region have faced three important setbacks. The failed coup in Brazil was preceded by a failed coup in…

No to a U.S. Military Base on Gorgona: Pressure Mounts on Petro in Colombia

Ariel Noyola Rodríguez Military personnel supervising one of the beaches of Gorgona Island. December 2022 . Courtesy of David Quintero / @davidquintero42 Environmentalists, scientific community and legislators demand the President of Colombia withdraw from the controversial project on ‘Science Island’. Less than three weeks before starting the construction of the dock that will be part…

Colombian Guerrilla Group ELN Declares Temporary Unilateral Ceasefire

Peoples Dispatch The ceasefire is set to last from December 24 until January 2, 2023 “to create an atmosphere of peace” over Christmas and New Year. The announcement comes just days after the conclusion of the first round of peace talks between the ELN and the Colombian government The National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing…

NATO in the Amazon: Petro Plays with Fire

Roger D. Harris So Com commander Laura Richardson meeting with Colombia President Gustavo Petro NATO recently expanded to Sweden and Finland, has been de facto incorporated in Ukraine, and may extend to Georgia. Now, NATO’s entry into the Amazon is in the works under the aegis of newly elected President Gustavo Petro of Colombia. NATO is a primary…

Colombian U.S.-Backed Intelligence Operations Are Bad for Peace

W. T. WHITNEY JR. A Venezuelan couple use the Francisco De Paula Santander Bridge to cross between Urena, Venezuela, and Cucuta, Colombia, Aug. 6, 2022. | Matias Delacroix / AP Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro wants peace. Colombia’s military, the largest in Latin America, except for that of Brazil, stands in the way. The military…

Colombian President’s Security Delegation Attacked

Peoples Dispatch The government of President Gustavo Petro is willing to negotiate peace agreements with all paramilitary groups to achieve total peace in Colombia. (Photo: Colombian Presidency/Twitter) President Gustavo Petro stated that the violence must end in the country and reiterated his government’s commitment to achieve total peace On Wednesday, August 24, a security delegation…

Colombia and the Mythical Creation of Cuba as “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

Gustavo A Maranges We recently published two articles called “Cuba and the Peace Talks between the ELN and the Colombian Government: New Opportunities vs. Old Obstacles,” in which we referred to Cuba’s commitment to peace in Colombia; something that former President Ivan Duque boycotted. At that time, we only had public information to justify our thesis…

Colombian Government Launches Initiative for Protection of Social Leaders

Peoples Dispatch On August 20, the government of President Gustavo Petro in Colombia launched the first Unified Command Post for Life (PMU), in the municipality of Caldono, in the Cauca department. (Photo: Alfonso Prada/Twitter) Interior Minister Alfonso Prada reported that the protection plan will cover the 65 municipalities hardest hit by violence in the country…

The Sword of Bolivar Is Wielded Again by the People of Latin America

Daniel Kovalik [Source: Photo courtesy of Dan Kovalik] On August 7, 2022, Gustavo Petro and his running mate, Francia Márquez, were inaugurated as the President and Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia. This was one of the most historic events in Latin America for at least a century. For the first time since the liberation…

Colombia: Francia Márquez Announces Creation of Ministry of Equality

Resumen Latinoamericano The Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquez, symbolically took office in her homeland, in the department of Cauca, where she announced that this week the creation of the Ministry of Equality, which she herself will lead, will be filed in Congress. The formation of this new portfolio will be made to “take on…

The Nobodies Take Office in Colombia: An In-Depth Analysis

Alina Duarte Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and the nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that one magical day good luck will suddenly rain down on them–will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn’t rain down yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever. Good luck doesn’t even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard…

Colombian Government Announces Official Resumption of Peace Talks with ELN

Michele de Mello The administration of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez has vowed to prioritize peace and ameliorate the devastating setbacks the processes had under Ivan Duque. Cuba, Ecuador, Chile and Norway have been chosen to mediate the negotiations between Petro’s administration and the guerrilla group In the first press conference to local media after…

Colombia’s First Leftist President Will Bring Historic Change

Dan Kovalik Colombia is the latest Latin American country to turn from the right, and possibly stand up to Washington, with the inauguration of Gustavo Petro. It’s a historic day in Colombia, as the country inaugurates former guerrilla Gustavo Petro as its first leftist president, and Francia Marquez as its first vice president of African…