RESUMEN: Colombia Is Finally Changing

Walter Lippmann <walterlx@...>

in November, Petro had a first summit with President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, a milestone in the process of reestablishing relations considering Colombian and Venezuelan leaders hadn’t met since 2016.

Much remains to be done. Colombia has a long way to go to rise from the economic crisis caused by the pandemic and Duque’s mismanagement. Leftist leaders, environmental activists, LGBTQ activists, farmers, and members of the extinct guerrillas must take to the streets without fear of assassination, a terror inherited from decades of social insecurity and violence.

“Change will continue. This is just the beginning,” Petro concluded.