The Newsmakers

Colombia’s Shift to the Left

For decades Colombia has been ruled by the center or the right. Even while so many other Latin American nations ushered in liberal politicians, Colombian voters consistently kept the left out. But now for the first time in its history, voters backed the other side of the political spectrum. Gustavo Petro's victory IS historic for Colombia, not least because his running mate- environmentalist Francia Marquez- will become the country's first black Vice President. Coming from a background of little or no economic privilege, she's promised to champion the poor. Still, the election was close. Right wing rival Rodolfo Hernandez came in just under 50 percent, leaving the 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota with just a slim victory margin. When Gustavo Petro takes the presidential reins in August, he'll face a number of serious challenges. Sergio Guzman Colombia Risk Analysis Director Richard McColl Colombia Calling Podcast Host Laura Gamboa Latin America Analyst

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

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The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Uganda: 50 years after Idi Amin’s expulsion

Uganda: 50 years after Idi Amin’s expulsion

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Remembering the Ugandan Asian expulsion 50 years on

Nancy Pelosi's Asia Tour

Nancy Pelosi's Asia Tour

The third anniversary of India-controlled Kashmir losing its autonomy

The third anniversary of India-controlled Kashmir losing its autonomy

Iraq's longest post-election deadlock sparks protests

Iraq's longest post-election deadlock sparks protests

Could a visit by the US house speaker to Taiwan spark violent conflict with China?

Could a visit by the US house speaker to Taiwan spark violent conflict with China?

Turkish FM Cavusoglu Criticises Germany  For Losing Its Neutrality

Turkish FM Cavusoglu Criticises Germany For Losing Its Neutrality

Should Iran come back to the negotiating table for a new nuclear deal?

Should Iran come back to the negotiating table for a new nuclear deal?

Will new French social media law fight terrorism?

Will new French social media law fight terrorism?

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Is Brazil’s Electoral System Flawed?

International Outrage as Myanmar Executes Four Activists

International Outrage as Myanmar Executes Four Activists

Tunisians back referendum with record low turnout

Tunisians back referendum with record low turnout

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