Colombian Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva announced on Thursday in Cuba his government's intention to resume dialogue with the National Liberation Army (ELN), in a statement with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez, who expressed his country's willingness to support this process.
The right seems to be the main obstacle to implementing the 2016 Peace Accord in Colombia; it refutes President Gustavo Petro's peace plans.Full Story
The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday that work is already underway on normalizing relations with Venezuela, broken since 2015 when Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) governed.
The King of Spain, Felipe VI remained seated in front of the sword that belonged to Simon Bolivar during the inauguration of Gustavo Petro in Colombia. A decision already criticized in Spain.
"May equality be possible," the Colombian President said when referring to his proposal for progressive taxation.
"We have to take advantage of this second opportunity for the good, peace, and stability of Colombia and Venezuela. Good luck, President Petro, may God bless you," he said.
The presidents of Bolivia, Luis Arce, and Argentina, Alberto Fernández, held a meeting in Colombia, where they are attending the inauguration of Gustavo Petro.
Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez put an end to 70 years of uninterrupted conservative rule in Colombia.
Previously, the Argentinean president celebrated the victory of Gustavo Petro "because Colombia and Latin America needed him."
He attended an "ancestral swearing-in" carried out by the wise men of this Indigenous people.
One hundred ten social leaders were murdered in the South American nation in 2022 and 1,337 violently lost their lives since the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016.