Colombia Makes History

Jun 23, 2022
4:21 PM

Gustavo Petro and  Francia Márquez celebrate before supporters after winning a runoff presidential election in Bogotá, Colombia, Sunday, June 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

For the first time in its history, Colombia has moved to the left with the election of Gustavo Petro as president and Francia Márquez, the country’s first Afro-Colombian vice president.

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes freelance writer Christina Noriega from Bogotá to break down both the victory and the challenges ahead.