Tag: Gustavo Petro
Yearender: Xinhua’s Top 10 World News Events of 2022
BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — The following are the top 10 world news events of 2022 selected by Xinhua in chronological order: © Provided by Xinhua RCEP enters into force, sending a strong voice from Asia on integration The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) officially entered into force on January 1, marking the launch of […]
Voters everywhere made the world a safer place in 2022
The election results in the year now ending give cause for hope for democracy, which Alan Austin reports. AUSTRALIA, Brazil, Malaysia and Colombia all voted in reformist governments this year, after years of corrupt conservative right-wing rule. Progressive governments returned with strong mandates in Portugal, Malta and Denmark. Women were elected national leaders for the […]
Colombia goes to the polls – former rebel may become president
Colombia goes to the polls and for the first time in the country’s history, a left-wing politician is expected to become president. The pre-favorite Gustavo Petro had to cancel the election tour due to death threats. Listen to our correspondent Ivan García on site in Colombia and Signe Svallfors, PhD at Stockholm University.