Former right-wing President of Colombia, Ivan Duque, has landed a job at the Washington-based Wilson Center as a “Distinguished Fellow” and “Global Advisor” for issues including defense of democracy and climate change, despite his atrocious record on human rights and environmental destruction.Iván Duque bags job at Washington think tank
Petro called for Latin American governments to leave aside their political differences and work toward regional integration.Venezuela to ‘Rebuild Fellowship’ with Petro Gov’t in Colombia
Caracas, July 27, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—This Tuesday, July 27, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, instructed the Superior General Staff of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) to remain alert to terrorist threats being planned in Bogotá.Venezuela: President Maduro Calls on Army to be on Alert due to Threats from Bogota, Cabello Points at CIA Asset Simonovis
This article was originally published by Orinoco Tribune, June 18, 2022.
Editor’s note: Rodolfo Hernández, lauded in US mainstream media as an “anti-corruption” crusader, was defeated by left-wing politician Gustavo Petro in his bid for the presidency on June 19, 2022. Under the presidency of Ivan Duque, Colombia overpaid by as much as $375 million for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. According to secret contracts with Pfizer that were later leaked, Colombia was compelled by Pfizer to forfeit “immunity against precautionary seizure of any of [their state] assets.” A peer-reviewed May 2022 study by Jama Network Open found that “immunity against the omicron coronavirus variant fades rapidly after a second and third dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine.”Pfizer reportedly sponsored Miami yacht party for failed Colombian presidential contender Rodolfo Hernández
The president-elect of the Republic of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, reiterated his desire to normalize relations with Venezuela in order to ameliorate the economic development of the region.Petro Reiterates Willingness to Normalize Relations with Venezuela
During the election campaign, Petro – a former member of the M-19 guerilla group – tried to distance himself from Venezuela and Cuba, which he had previously defended, and focus more on Chile and Brazil. His goal is to normalize relations with Venezuela after years of diplomatic conflict, and adopt a position similar to that of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador – Mexico’s foreign policy has traditionally been based on the policy of non-intervention. But Petro acknowledged that it is a “long process.” “Normalizing relations is not something that happens overnight,” he said to the press after announcing the reopening of the border. And he sent a clear message about his priorities on election night: after his victory was confirmed he made sure to call US President Joe Biden and the leaders of many other Latin American nations, before he spoke with Maduro.
A day earlier, Secretary of State Antony Blinken had already called Petro with a similar message “to reiterate the United States’ steadfast commitment to the bilateral relationship,” according to a summary of the call released by the State Department.
Interesting, two days before calling Maduro, Petro talked to Blinken. 🤔💭
The preliminary results on the electoral pre-count of the National Registry of Colombia reveal that presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, of the Historical Pact, is ahead of his opponent Rodolfo Hernández, of the League of Governors against Corruption. With 99.67% of the votes counted, the center-left politician, with 50.48%, obtained the advantage over Hernández, who partially accumulated 47.26%.Gustavo Petro is Colombia’s New President
Colombian Vice Presidential candidate Francia Marquez is again threatened by right wing groups in that country. She demands that president Ivan Duque protect her and others leaders as well.Colombian Vice-Presidential Candidate Gets Death Threat
The murder of Alcibíades Moreno Moreno, recognized for defending the rights of artisanal miners in the emerald area of Muzo in western Boyacá, reached a steep figure of 45 social leaders murdered in the country, according to the ongoing follow-up by the Institute of Studies for the Development and Peace (Indepaz).Alcibíades Moreno, the social leader of artisan emeralders in western Boyacá, murdered
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