Gustavo Petro was sworn in Sunday as Colombia's first-ever leftwing president, thus succeeding the conservative and highly unpopular Iván Duque.
Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro's liaison team with the outgoing administration of Iván Duque released earlier this week a report on what to expect when the first-ever leftwing head of state is inaugurated Aug. 7.
The Colombian peso Monday suffered a historic devaluation amid uncertainty less than a month ahead of President-elect Gustavo Petro's inauguration.
Colombia's outgoing President Iván Duque said he will not allow Venezuelan leader Nicolán Maduro to attend the inauguration of his successor Gustavo Pedro on August 7 in Bogotá.
Colombia and Uruguay Friday signed an agreement on extradition and cooperation in judicial matters during a meeting in Cartagena.
Colombian political foes former President Álvaro Uribe and President-elect Gustavo Petro met Wednesday for a round of dialogue that was unthinkable not so long ago. Following Petro's invitation, the two rivals got together to build bridges during their first face-to-face encounter in Bogota.
Colombia elected a leftist government this Sunday for the first time after the second round of elections. Gustavo Petro, candidate of the Historical Pact coalition, will be the country's next president after a ballotage with good participation figures where he imposed over the right-wing populist Rodolfo Hernandez, who was a candidate of the League of Anti-Corruption Rulers.
A Colombian court in the town of Ibagué has issued an arrest warrant against President Iván Duque for disobeying a previous judicial mandate to protect the Los Nevados National Natural Park located in the Eje cafetero (Coffee Axis) region, it was announced.
Despite several convictions in his native Colombia, Dairo Antonio Usuga, leader of the Gulf Clan drug-trafficking gang better known as “Otoniel” has been extradited to the United States on Wednesday to face various charges in both New York and Florida.
The conservative presidents of Colombia, Iván Duque, and Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, exchanged compliments Sunday at the Caribbean beach resort of Cartagena de Indias in the framework of the “Bilateral Economic and Trade Commission.”