Petro’s campaign highlighted environmentalism, feminism, and Afro-Colombian issues. Where he and Chile’s Boric break with Chavez-style leftism is in emphasizing gay marriage, abortion, and “green” industry.
The manifesto is part of a general policy of raising awareness concerning Latin America’s dire political situation, and building a common front, partly through the Foro Madrid, a counterweight to the Sao Paulo Forum and Puebla Group.
Over the weekend of February 18th, the Foro Madrid concluded its first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia. An initiative of the “Fundación Disenso,” a think-tank set up by Spain’s VOX party, Foro Madrid brought together leaders from political parties and organizations throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Participants included ex-Peruvian Vice President Francisco Tudela, Colombian Senator […]