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Sinceramente | Petro Wants to Impoverish Colombians with His Reforms


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Gustavo Petro is starting to make decisions as the new president of Colombia, and his measures worry citizens. On Sinceramente, our editor-in-chief Orlando Avendaño talks about his recent reforms and decisions with Colombian writer and analyst Julio César Iglesias.

Avendaño explained that the tax reform has defined Colombian politics for several months since the government of Iván Duque and even that of Gustavo Petro. While Iglesias commented that in the end, what matters to the bulk of Colombian public opinion is not so much the content of the reform, but who is proposing it.

“There is something to rescue from the reform: Petro reneged on what he promised in his campaign. The economic consequences would have been much worse,” Iglesias pointed out.

Petro’s relationship with Maduro

Avendaño took the opportunity to analyze the appointment of Armando Benedetti as Colombia’s new ambassador to Venezuela. The appointment coincided with the appointment made by Nicolás Maduro’s regime of Félix Plasencia as Venezuela’s ambassador to Colombia.

“The designation of the Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia reveals the importance that will be given to the relations between both countries,” explained Avendaño.

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Orlando Avendaño is the co-editor-in-chief of El American. He is a Venezuelan journalist and has studies in the History of Venezuela. He is the author of the book Days of submission // Orlando Avendaño es el co-editor en Jefe de El American. Es periodista venezolano y cuenta con estudios en Historia de Venezuela. Es autor del libro Días de sumisión.

Williams Perdomo es periodista y escritor, especializado en las fuentes Política y Cultura.

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