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Regional dignitaries arrive in Colombia for Petro’s inaugurati

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Regional dignitaries arrive in Colombia for Petro’s inaugurati

Bogota, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries from Latin America and other countries arrived today in Colombia to attend tomorrow, Sunday, the presidential inauguration of Gustavo Petro and his vicepresident Francia Marquez for the first progressive government in this country.
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The presidents of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, and Bolivia, Luis Arce, arrived on Colombian soil, as well as other statesmen such as Alberto Fernandez, from Argentina; Mario Abdo, from Paraguay; while the Presidency of Chile confirmed that Gabriel Boric will also attend the inauguration of Petro and Marquez.

Likewise, the head of state of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, will attend the presidential inauguration ceremony.

Madrid announced that King Felipe VI will attend in the company of Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares. President Jair Bolsonaro delegated his Foreign Minister Carlos França to represent Brazil at the swearing-in ceremony.

Gustavo Petro, from Pacto Histórico, a force representing the progressive and left-wing sectors in Colombia, will be sworn in this Sunday 7th as president of the country he intends to change through the paths of total peace.

His inauguration, after winning the June 19 runoff with more than 11 million votes, is considered in advance an unprecedented event in this nation, governed by conservative forces for the last 200 years.

Petro was born on April 19, 1960 in the municipality of Cienaga de Oro, and since his youth he was a militant in the April 19 Movement (M-19), an urban guerrilla that participated in the internal armed conflict between 1974 and 1990 when it demobilized in the framework of a peace process, a benchmark in the history of Colombia.

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