Gustavo Petro
Mayor of Medellin removed from office in Colombia

In addition to Quintero, many other representatives including the Mayor of Ibagué, Andrés Hurtado were also suspended from their positions for their political participation.

Progressive leaders in Colombia reject the suspension of the mayor of Medellín

The frontrunner in the upcoming presidential elections, Gustavo Petro, has described the provisional suspension of Mayor Daniel Quintero as a “coup d’état in Medellin.” He has called on the citizens to mobilize in defense of democracy

Gustavo Petro back on the campaign trail with enhanced security after death threats

The progressive Historic Pact presidential ticket with Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez is leading the voting intention for the upcoming presidential elections in Colombia on May 29. The duo has received various death threats since March

Australia’s public school teachers protest for better pay, conditions and other stories

Today we look at the strike public school teachers in Australia, threats against Colombian presidential frontrunner Gustavo Petro, and more

May Day: Worker’s struggle celebration is well-deserved after a momentous year

After a year of ongoing crisis, Peoples Dispatch looks back on some of the most important labor struggles of this past year.

Washington watches as China and Latin America deepen their ties

Foreign policy experts in the US have alerted to the growing economic relationship between Latin America and China, a trend only expected to increase in the coming period

Progressive presidential ticket Petro-Márquez receives death threats in Colombia

In addition to the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro and the vice-presidential candidate Francia Márquez, 18 other political and social leaders, associated with the left-wing Historic Pact coalition, were also threatened

UN Climate Panel says greenhouse emissions must be halved by 2030 and other stories

Today we look at the UN IPCC’s report on climate change mitigation, Israeli violence against Palestinians during the month of Ramadan, and more

Why is the Colombia right so afraid of Francia Márquez?

Francia Márquez was at the forefront of a struggle against illegal gold mining in La Toma and led a 10-day march to the Capitol Bogotá in 2014.

Vice-presidential candidate Francia Márquez receives death threats

The Historic Pact presidential ticket with Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez is favored to win the upcoming presidential elections in Colombia, according to latest opinion polls

Historic Pact confirms Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez presidential ticket in Colombia

According to opinion polls, the unity ticket of the progressive forces is favored to win the presidential elections

Gustavo Petro to run for president in Colombia

Progressive leader Gustavo Petro is the preferred candidate for the upcoming presidential elections in Colombia according to various opinion polls

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