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Our co-editors-in-chief Vanessa Vallejo and Orlando Avendaño discussed Colombia’s situation following far-left candidate Gustavo Petro’s victory. Both Vallejo and Avendaño expressed their concern about the future of the Latin American country and the socialist abyss to which the region is heading.
Vallejo, who didn’t expect Petro to win the elections, said she felt worried immediately after Petro’s victory speech. It was, in her opinion, a “very scary speech that leaves much to be desired.”
For his part, Avendaño stressed that Petro’s campaign was the one that represented “the greatest threat” to freedom and democracy in Colombia. However, his proposals prevailed. The journalist stressed that El American will remain committed to the defense of democratic values in the hemisphere.
Insistent in his concern about the president-elect’s speech, Vallejo mentioned that Petro gave orders to the Colombian Prosecutor’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office, calling for the release of urban terrorists who were imprisoned after causing chaos in the streets of the country in a wave of protests that took place in 2021.
“Petro is already giving orders and blowing up the independence of powers and institutions,” said the Colombian journalist.
In this regard, Avendaño pointed out that the president-elect insisted on consensus and on reaching political and economic agreements, and stressed that, although Petro became the most voted candidate in the history of Colombia, he will also have a fierce opposition of more than 10 million Colombians.
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