Gustavo Petro

December 1, 2022
Juan Rojas and Olivier Walther

The centerpiece of Petro’s "total peace," talks with the ELN will require considerable cooperation between Bogotá and Caracas.

August 9, 2022
Gabe Levine-Drizin and Margarita Martínez-Osorio

Building on longstanding struggles for land, organized campesinos are demanding an active role in the new administration’s agricultural policies.

May 30, 2022
Ociel Alí López

While Gustavo Petro secured a monumental first-round win, the historic defeat of conservativism does not guarantee a triumph for the Left in the second round.

May 28, 2022
Sita Bates

The leftist frontrunners in the May 29 presidential election have promised to prioritize environmental policies, including implementing a regional treaty to foster a sustainable economy.

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.

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