As Latin America Shifts Left, Leaders Face a Bleak Reality.

All six of the largest economies in the region could soon be run by presidents elected on leftist platforms. Their challenge? Inflation, war in Europe, growing poverty at home.

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Gustavo Petro Promised to Transform Colombia as President. Can He Do It?

During his campaign, Gustavo Petro proposed major reforms if he was elected. After winning Sunday’s presidential election, he’ll now have to prove he can carry out those changes.

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Gustavo Petro gana las elecciones y será el primer presidente de izquierda de Colombia

La victoria del exrebelde y senador veterano sitúa al tercer país más poblado de América Latina en un nuevo rumbo.

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Gustavo Petro Wins the Election, Becoming Colombia’s First Leftist Leader

The former rebel and longtime senator’s victory sets the third largest nation in Latin America on a sharply new path.

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How to Stop Colombia’s Surging Violence

Neither candidate has a clear plan to contain rising levels of conflict and armed violence in the countryside.

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The TikTok Star and Political Chameleon Vying for Colombia’s Presidency

Rodolfo Hernández bills himself as a paragon of democracy and a successful businessman who cares for the poor. A trip to Bucaramanga, the mountain-fringed city where he built his empire, reveals a different picture.

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Rodolfo Hernández is Colombia’s Trump and He May Be Headed for the Presidential Palace

The Colombian establishment is lining up behind Rodolfo Hernández, a populist businessman with an incendiary streak, to defeat the leftist former rebel Gustavo Petro.

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En Colombia, Petro y Hernández a segunda vuelta por la presidencia

Los resultados de la primera ronda de votaciones asestaron un duro golpe a la clase política conservadora en Colombia.

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In Colombia, a Leftist and a Right-Wing Populist Head for June Runoff

The results in the first round of voting delivered a stunning blow to Colombia’s dominant conservative political class.

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Colombia Election: Angry, Mobilized and Voting for Gustavo Petro

A large and loud youth electorate hungry to transform one of Latin America’s most unequal societies could propel Gustavo Petro, a former rebel, to the presidency.

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