The Newsmakers

Colombia’s Shift to the Left

For decades Colombia has been ruled by the center or the right. Even while so many other Latin American nations ushered in liberal politicians, Colombian voters consistently kept the left out. But now for the first time in its history, voters backed the other side of the political spectrum. Gustavo Petro's victory IS historic for Colombia, not least because his running mate- environmentalist Francia Marquez- will become the country's first black Vice President. Coming from a background of little or no economic privilege, she's promised to champion the poor. Still, the election was close. Right wing rival Rodolfo Hernandez came in just under 50 percent, leaving the 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota with just a slim victory margin. When Gustavo Petro takes the presidential reins in August, he'll face a number of serious challenges. Sergio Guzman Colombia Risk Analysis Director Richard McColl Colombia Calling Podcast Host Laura Gamboa Latin America Analyst

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

What will end the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region?

What will end the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region?

Why hasn’t legal weed killed the black market?

Why hasn’t legal weed killed the black market?

Why has legal marijuana losing ground to the cartels in the United States?

Why has legal marijuana losing ground to the cartels in the United States?

Could Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border dispute be solved?

Could Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border dispute be solved?

Can unfreezing assets solve Afghanistan's economic crisis?

Can unfreezing assets solve Afghanistan's economic crisis?

Is the Philippines government covering up extrajudicial killings?

Is the Philippines government covering up extrajudicial killings?

Have US Republicans gone too far with the immigration debate?

Have US Republicans gone too far with the immigration debate?

Are US Republicans weaponising the immigration debate?

Are US Republicans weaponising the immigration debate?

Can SCO summit lead to a new world order?

Can SCO summit lead to a new world order?

Could the SCO become a NATO rival?

Could the SCO become a NATO rival?

Who is winning in Ukraine?

Who is winning in Ukraine?

Does Ukraine have the upper hand over Russia?

Does Ukraine have the upper hand over Russia?

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