Colombia’s first-ever leftist president sworn in

Colombia’s first-ever leftist president sworn in

3 days ago

President Gustavo Petro (left) says his government will bring ‘tranquility and peace’ to Colombia. (AP pic)BOGOTA: Ex-guerrilla and former mayor Gustavo Petro will be sworn in Sunday as Colombia’s first-ever leftist president, with plans for profound reforms in a country beset by economic inequality and drug violence. The former senator, 62, takes over from the deeply unpopular Ivan Duque for a four-year term during which he will enjoy support from a left-leaning majority in Congress.

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