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ELECTIONS in Colombia have generated concern among citizens and in the international community following the official arrival, for the first time, of the left to power. Our Spanish editors-in-chief Orlando Avendaño and Vanessa Vallejo analyze the situation with Camilo Guzmán, director of the think tank Libertank, in Sinceramente.
“They say that the story will not be the same in Argentina and Venezuela […] as if the economic law does not work the same everywhere,” explained Vanessa Vallejo.
Camilo Guzmán explained that “there is a big difference between Colombia and Venezuela, Chile or Peru, and that is that they have strong cities outside the capital that can exert a great counterweight.” However, he emphasized that “the ones called to defend freedom today are the civil society organizations in a strong, forceful and coherent manner.”
Guzmán further added that “our differences with Gustavo Petro are not merely political […] they are deep and ideological from the economic point of view, this obliges us to oppose him from day one.”
The return of the left
Orlando Avendaño commented that the left is organized and is retaking power in the countries of the region. “The extreme left is coming back with undeniable strength […] but this is not only limited to Latin America. It is worth putting up a fight, this is a historic struggle,” he explained.
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