Colombia’s first leftist president Gustavo Petro sworn into office on Sunday


Guardian reports: Colombia’s first leftist president has been sworn into office, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, drug traffickers and rebel groups.

Gustavo Petro said he was willing to start peace talks with armed groups across the country.

He also called on the US and other developed nations to change drug policies that have focused on the prohibition of substances such as cocaine, and fed violent conflicts across Colombia and other Latin American nations.

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