Gustavo Petro

March 23, 2022
Virginie Laurent

En Colombia, el candidato que lidera las encuestas tiene una tarea clave: canalizar el estallido social hacia un apoyo en las urnas.

November 16, 2018
Forrest Hylton, Aaron Tauss, and Juan Felipe Duque Agudelo

As Colombia under right-wing president Iván Duque promises to further roll back desperately-needed public university funding, a student movement is taking action against the deepening of neoliberal restructuring of public higher education in Colombia.

June 14, 2018
Erna von der Walde

In Sunday’s presidential elections, peace is on the ballot as a new nation takes shape.

June 14, 2018
Erna von der Walde

La segunda ronda de las elecciones presidenciales en Colombia este domingo determinará el futuro de los acuerdos de paz en el país.

June 8, 2018
Emma Shaw Crane

Far-right candidate Iván Duque and progressive former mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro will compete in the second round of Colombia’s presidential elections on June 17. But divisions on the Left could easily mean a win for Duque, and a threat to the peace accords.

April 17, 2014
In a setback for local democracy, political rights, and the struggle for a sustainable, inclusive city, President Santos ratified the dismissal of leftist Bogotá mayor Gustavo Petro, defying a ruling by the IACHR.
December 26, 2013
As we approach the end of the year, Red Hot Burning Peace takes the opportunity to report on some overlooked stories from the last couple of months and tie up some loose ends, covering President Santos' apology to the comunidad de Paz de San Jose de Apartado, Drummond's fine, Petro's ongoing battle for reinstatement, and the current FARC ceasefire.
December 24, 2013
Bogotá has been rocked by indignados protesting the past two weeks due to a possibly unconstitutional removal of the city's Mayor Gustavo Petro. The Procurador Alejandro Ordoñez was behind the move, banning him from holding public office for 15 years. But the institutional force behind Ordoñez, and the consequences the removal will have in the new year, remain to be seen.  
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