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Colombia’s Turn to the Left

Colombia elected former guerrilla and Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro as first leftist president in blow to US He has vowed profound social, economic changes for Colombia while Latin American leaders welcome election of Petro as Colombia’s president.

In this edition of Spotlight, Press TV hosts Ahmed Eltouny, co-chair of Green Party of the United States from Union, New Jersey, and Arnold August author and journalist from Montreal to look at how Gustavo Petro overcame decades of establishment rule in Washington’s top Latin American ally and why and how Latin American countries are turning away from Western, US in particular, influence.

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