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Why Americans Should Worry About Colombia’s Gustavo Petro

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Not caring about foreign affairs could be a common practice among certain political circles. Just last week, a wing of the Republican Party was raising the alarm about billions of taxpayer dollars being sent to a fragile Ukraine as they defend themselves against unjustified Russian aggression—and rightfully so. There is a foreign affair that we as a nation cannot ignore: the Colombian presidential elections.

El American’s Emmanuel Rincón makes the argument that far-left candidate for Colombia’s presidency Gustavo Petro is a national security threat to the nation. He is right. The op-ed details how the potentially left-wing presidency could lead to thousands, if not millions, of more undocumented immigrants on our national border, increasing the burden on our great immigration agents. Agents who have been left to fend for themselves by the Biden administration. 

Under Petro, drug trafficking and violent crime would run rampant through Central and South America. And we can all rest assured that it won’t be long until those factors, particularly under a Biden presidency, reach our nation. Stay tuned for the thought-provoking news and analysis of the upcoming Colombian elections exclusively in El American.

This article originally appeared in El American’s newsletter on May 20, 2022. Subscribe for free here!

Luis Cornelio is the English Editor-in-Chief at El American. After graduating cum laude from the Colin Powell School for Civil and Global Leadership, he went on to intern at the Heritage Foundation. Most recently he served on President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, writing research articles on topics including law and order, immigration, and the Supreme Court. He also currently works as the Director of Communications for Got Freedom and researcher for the election integrity watchdog Amistad Project. A Dominican-American, he was granted U.S. citizenship in February 2020.
// Luis Cornelio es el English Editor-in-Chief de El American. Después de graduarse cum laude de la Escuela Colin Powell de Liderazgo Civil y Global, pasó a ser pasante de la Heritage Foundation. Recientemente, participó en la campaña de reelección del presidente Donald Trump escribiendo artículos de investigación sobre temas como la ley y el orden, la inmigración y la Corte Suprema. Actualmente trabaja como director de Comunicaciones de Got Freedom y es investigador para el grupo de integridad electoral, el Amistad Project. Un dominicano-americano, se le otorgó la ciudadanía americana en febrero de 2020.

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