Historic! Gustavo Petro wins elections in Colombia / by Martin Hacthoun

According to data from the National Registrar’s Office, Petro and Francia Marquez, his running mate, will govern Colombia after a triumph already described as historic in this country that has been for over 200 years under right-wing rule. With 89.35 percent of the tables reported, Petro obtained 10 million 75 thousand 836 votes for 50.88Continue reading “Historic! Gustavo Petro wins elections in Colombia / by Martin Hacthoun”

‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo

Former Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva launches presidential candidacy after Bolsonaro’s “irresponsible” rule | credit: AFP Brazilian supporters hope to overturn far-right leader’s ‘reckless and criminal’ rule A mesmerized hush fell over the crowd as João Camarero took to the stage with his seven-string guitar and plucked the opening notes of a nationalContinue reading “‘He’s the only way’: how Lula allies hope he will end Bolsonaro era / by Tom Phillips in São Paulo”