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Petro’s victory linked to increase workers awareness in Colombia


Petro’s victory linked to increase workers awareness in Colombia

London, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian activist Yonatan Mosquera attributed here today the victory of leftist politician Gustavo Petro in the Colombian presidential elections to the great advance in the development of workers' consciousness in his country.

For decades, the political debate in Colombia had been marred by a combination of repressive methods, dirty propaganda against the opposition, and the abuse of the armed conflict as a smokescreen to silence any dissident voice, Mosquera told Prensa Latina.

According to the young Colombian resident in London, from 2016, the year in which the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government of the South American country signed peace agreements in Havana, the wall that prevented political debate began to crumble.

Petro’s triumph reflects the continuation of that process of democratic opening in which the masses have grown in self-confidence, empowerment and in forging links among the oppressed, he said.

Mosquera, a regular participant in demonstrations in solidarity with Cuba and in defense of other social causes that are held regularly in the United Kingdom, also considered that the Colombian people will be in charge of opposing the attempts that as he predicted, the oligarchy will make to frustrate the presidency of the Historic Pact.

The capitalist class will sabotage and pressure Petro’s government so that it cannot fulfill its promises. The outcome of these confrontations will be decided by the great empowered masses, those who today shout “yes we can”, those who now truly believe that a better world is possible, he said.


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