Colombia Presidential Favorite Seeks Global Anti-Oil Bloc

1/14/2022 11:33:00 PM

Gustavo Petro is calling on ideological allies across the world to join him in forming a new bloc to lead the economy away from fossil fuels

Gustavo Petro is calling on ideological allies across the world to join him in forming a new bloc to lead the economy away from fossil fuels

Gustavo Petro is calling on ideological allies across the world to join him in forming a new bloc to lead the economy away from fossil fuels.

Oil and coal currently account for nearly half of Colombia’s exports, but Petro says if he becomes president this year, he’ll push to start phasing out these industries in favor of a knowledge-based, tourism-driven economy. If Colombia immediately halts oil exploration, but continues to produce the crude it’s already drilling, it would have 12 years to manage the transition, he said in an interview from Bogota.

Petro said he recently spoke to Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez about his proposal.“The market didn’t like these remarks, given the importance of oil both for national output and the current account,” Banco de Bogota said in a note.Peace TalksIf he wins, he would be the first leftist ever to govern Colombia, though he says that “left-wing” and “right-wing” are now obsolete 20th century terms. The new fault line is between the “politics of life”, which defends the environment, and the “politics of death”, which advocates economic models based on the extraction of fossil fuels, in his view.

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camines_ Yeah sure… Si usted apoya, promueve y va a votar por el PactoCol, ColombiaHumana_ y por petrogustavo a la presidencia de Colombia 🇨🇴, es bienvenido(a), síganme y lo(a)s sigo. RT 📣 ProgresistaSigueProgresista, SiguemeYTeSigo, PetroPresidente2022, AntiUribistaSigueAntiUribista 👏. pipeospina74 Great hope for the future of the region and the world 🌍 petrogustavo president of Colombian 2022

PetroNuncaSeraPresidenteDeColombia decretado en el sagrado nombre de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo AMÉN y AMÉN Colombia No elige 1 asesino guerrillo incendiario piromano secuestrador extorsionista violador perpetuador de crímenes de lesa humanidad petrogustavo is a serial killer. M-19, his guerrilla group handed over weapons and they never paid a single day in jail. they were pardoned, but that doesn't mean they aren't murderers.

CrisRoncancioL Petro convoca al mundo como mandatario de Colombia. Most important, it’s that Colombia need a leader to put on track Colombia in legality. Colombia is a narco state sponsored by USA. USA citizens don’t know this situation. Total support to petrogustavo Viva petrogustavo Colombia está despierta y sin miedo al cambio. Felicitacione por demostrar lo que es realizar una noticia con contundencia y con estructura sin manipulación no como RevistaSemana la porquería más grande de Colombia junto a VickyDavilaH

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PetroPresidente2022 PetroPresidente2022 petroescolombia elvin_calcano24 Dude, my advice. Do that shit after the winter. Genial su llamado contra el petróleo sólo que se anticipa tanto a hacerlo, que terminaremos renunciando a un bien que aún es necesario. NOVAYPUNTO petrogustavo Jajajajajaja Marc Benioff, dueño de ese pasquin es amigo íntimo de un tal george soros y adivinen a quien apoya este último en Latinoamérica? Jajajajaaja mejor me callo antes que me pelen estos bandidos

Petro es el coco de los narcos de Colombia. Igual ideología que en Cuba y Venezuela y como están.llevados miseria Gustavo Petro is one of the few leaders who really cares about climate change, he is the president that Colombia needs.Gustavo Petro is of leaders who really cares about climate change, he is the president that Colombia Needs.

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Gustavo Petro is one of the few leaders who really cares about climate change, he is the president that Colombia needs. Ya quisiera la corruptela de este país que los atendieran como a petrogustavo en el resto del mundo; dentro y fuera del país se reconoce su talante de estadista, se les cae el libreto que tanto repiten y los carcome la envidia. ¿Cuando veremos a los otros aspirantes en estás?

Let's go Petro!!! Let's go!! PetroPresidente2022 PRESIDENT COLOMBIA 🇨🇴 PetroEsUnHamponAsesino His mind is confuse. Not true that he Is the favorite. He Is DANGEROUS for the country and the democratic AND capitalist World Do you mean this kidnapper, murderer and terrorist? Petros' electoral promises to gain vote support. He was Bogotas' Mayor and changed the Garbage Company, it was a caos. On the other side his political partners are corrupted politicians, you can not trust his 'so good proposals', in addition he was an idealogist guerrilla member.

petrogustavo PetroPresidente2022 un líder de talla internacional The next President of Colombia 🇨🇴 !

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petrogustavo The great economist .🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 petrogustavo MLLACOUTURE 🤩 Please be clear; Gustavo Petro, is a communist presidential candidate and is the favorite to win the nomination from his communist party. He is not and never will be the favorite to win the presidential elections in a country with a solid democratic tradition.

fme2011 Gustavo Petro is terrorist. This is the same guy that once integrated the criminal lefty guerrilla called 'M19'.In his time, they kidnaped innocent people; they kill police officers, they blow out oil pipe lines, poison rivers, lakes and displaced many families from their lands. Who is going to trust him?

Sólo se que mi voto va a acabar de fregar esto o lo va a empezar a arreglar poco a poco...pero no para seguir igual!.. Vamos Colombia que si se puede de una y en primera vuelta 55/86.. PH When he was Bogota's mayor, he did nothing to stop climate change, otherwise he extended old polluting buses of Bogota's BRT system. Also repower highly polluting diesel buses for the regular ones. His speech is one, the true is completly the opposite. POPULISM.

petrogustavo 🤡🤡🤡 The world says that Petro will be president, now is need that de colombian people to make it happen

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Tan millonario,usted es un pobre diablo If you like this guy, you probably like communism, he is the colombian Chavez, so i suggest you think a little before you just press the like button over a headline. petrogustavo the historical pact of rapists and thieves.. Criminal petrogustavo hay que mandarle material a esos diarios internacionales para que sepan quien es este hampon vividor terrorista .

He is PetroPresidente2022 PetroPresidente2022 Leading Colombia towards poverty. Colombia doesn’t have right now any other means besides fossil derived types of energy to move the country forward, it needs to implement alternative ways first. petrogustavo EMBUSTERO petrogustavo un mentiroso compulsivo, un disociador, un amante del caos, un resentido, un sofista. Es un psicópata que se cree mesías, que se proclama salvador, que se siente imprescindible, que se jura un Dios.

petrogustavo Será que esa plata entró , a la campaña de petro presidente ? Hay que preguntarle a diosdaldo?

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petrogustavo Ya nos robaron hasta la risa los politicos de siempre, si ama a Colombia petro, debe hacer un cambio total en este país que está al borde del abismo, si no piensa en repartiñas pasará a la historia por el cambio más grande un país para bien, si no lo hace será un maduro más. Jajaja Ahí si hay dinero Quieren comprar la constitución de Colombia Para ser amos y señores

Con petrogustavo en la presidencia el medio ambiente colombiano sale favorecido, vamos por el cambio. Todo eso se queda en ideas You gotta be and you better be the new president petrogustavo PetroPresidente2022 The only option for Colombia is PetroPresidente2022 Se llama petrogustavo y quiero que sea nuestro presidente 🥰🥰🥰

I would believe him if he was effective at managing a government post. Never showed that while in charge of the 2nd most important post in Colombia: Bogotá’s mayor. Good at platitudes & empty promises! Doesn’t know how to execute. Gets caught up on his own garbled 💩 words.🙄 PetroPresidente2022

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Tan lindos que se ven los polombianos respondiendo en ingles PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente PetroNuncaSeraPresidente THE WORST!!! this criminal burned down the supreme court of justice of Colombia in 1985 by order of Pablo Escobar, why make a guerrilla and murderer look like someone with important ideas? RESPECT Colombia we dont want to be a new Venezuela PetroEsUnPeligro

The comment in the article that I don’t like and it’s not true it’s that the peso it’s over $4000 in part. because of petrogustavo . The dollar it’s that hight against the peso because IvanDuque has been the worst president in the history of colombia.other than that it’s good petrogustavo 💪✅ GustavoBolivar VillanueAle soyferfonseca LevyRincon ColombiaHumana_

Bitcoin is the way to renewable energy! O No demora y sale Martuchis a cuestionar este medio Any Colombian politician lacks of enough power in the international community to lead an idea like this. This new “bloc” could be compare with Non-Aligned Movement in the Cold War, an insignifficant coalition with no enough strength in the international sphere that time.

Si no despierta su gente. Petro convertirá a Colombia en la siguiente Venezuela. We cannot control ourselves, much less the climate. We need to get the beast off our backs by implementing a 7 year debt Jubilees. This would slow down mass consumption of vital resources also. Grande PETRO!! Vota bien ⬇️ PactoHistórico 🕊Senado y Cámara PetroPresidente2022 PetroPresidenteEnPrimeraVuelta 🥑

This guy only seeks international recognition, he is a liar who seeks power at the expense of Colombia's stability. This man is hungry for power and is able to sell his soul to the devil to get it Petro presidente 🇨🇴🇨🇴❤️ la comunidad internacional debe cuidar las elecciones en Colombia, ya que el uribismo se las quiere robar nuevamente

He is a dangerous man, Colombia will go to a disaster if he gets elected A dangerous person. Colombia is the most corrupted country in the world and needs a strong leader to fix the economy Que MARTUCHIS dice esperar un reportaje igual al RESTO DE CANDIDATOS. 😅🤣 Petro is the new Chavez in South America.

Petrol while he was a leader of the terrorist group m19 helped plan one of the worst massacre in Columbia's history in 1985. The terrorist attack to Colombia's suprime court building. Look how Europe is Suffering with similar ridiculous thoughtless Policies. They're are mercy of other countries during Winters. Ask him what metals required go away from fossil fuels? Mining Dangerous metals okay? Colombia should rethink about his economy 💵Killing policy.

Creo que exiten poderes mayusculos e interese de algunos para no acabar con el combustible fosil. Me gustaria tener un auto electrico, pero son el doble de caros que los de gasolina, el insentivo de compra este tipo de auto esta por el piso. federicorios Yes, the world is under attack by fascist forces. And all of us, in Latin-America and the rest of the world that values democracy, need to support each other.

Time, wuau only Petro can do it! Pretty good briefing on what Petro is all about. It lacks criticism but then again it's merely a report and that is not to be expected, I guess. petrogustavo Colombia's Future President 🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴 Petro presidente 2022-2026 PactoHistorico

Take a look at all the man made items around you. Those things were once a part of nature, now they will soon be garbage. ✌ Indeed, petrogustavo is the best choice Colombians have to eradicate corruption, poverty, mass killings and lead the way to a fossil free country. This solution is self discipline. You can't have your cake and ice cream too.

Ya saldrán los uribestias a decir que es neocomunista, castro chavista y pagada por el foro de chile Despite Colombia consuming +80% renewable energy and producing less co2 per person that most of the world, this demagogue gets away with it Poverty and mismanagement for all the world. Be careful ppl, this gang is already taking over Latin America.

Los otros candidatos deben estar mordiendose los codos... QUIERO SABER PORQUE LOS SEGUIDORES DE PETRO DICEN QUE ES EL MEJOR PARÁ SER EL.PREDIDENTE DE COLOMBIA Cuál es su programa de Gobierno para nuestro País jorge_vasqez Porque planeta tierra no hay si no una, bamos con toda a frenar el Cambio Climático. Comprometidos con las espectativas de la COP 26 el Cambio es ahora.

Ya habrán salido Fico, Rodolfo, Char o Fajardo en este prestigioso medio de comunicación mundial?

ladirekta Me parece muy bueno ojalá esto no le ocasione enemigos en el exterior la OTAN, no estará muy contenta. AABenedetti Petro un candidato presidencial que trasciende las fronteras y coloca a Colombia en la agenda del cambio climático mundial. I'm in! Who are his ideological allies? Maduro, Díaz Canel, Pablo Iglesias, López Obrador... Trust despots, demagogues and corrupt people in a vital issue such as the energy transition? Weird.

bet on clean energies that save the whole world ♻️ Green Deal 🟢♻️🌳🍀💚 EngKronos11 Petros been always called extreme left if you read his proposals you can see it's European propouses , the political party that has been ruling the country for 20 WHOLE years feels threatened cause they dont wanna leave the chair (dictatorship) Colombia wants change and he'll win

el_fachos Is it oil an infinite resource?

We don't have the resources to support these lofty technological ideas. If you want to save the earth we must stop consuming it. Only buy what you really need. Stop buying garbage. That's where the power is. nnsEschebach 'Time Castrochavista Enmermelado'. Dirán los Uribestias. That's a dangerous ideology

Poor country doesn't know what is coming next! وعموما خير ان شاء الله ! مافي احترام بالمرة ؛ استخفاف واستهتار ؛ بالله كيف نتفاهم مع ناس ما يحترمون شيء الا شهواتهم ؟! 👏👏💐🌍 ElPactoEsBello PetroPresidente2022 petrogustavo Let their people freeze. Return to windmills and ancient triremes. Remove cars and go back to horse and buggy. That is real progress people....but Russia, China, India, SE Asia, N. Korea, Iran, Iraq, and more nations will ignore your stupid fight and will surpass us.

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January 14, 2022 12:46 PM EST C olombia’s presidential front-runner Gustavo Petro is calling on ideological allies across Latin America and the world to join him in forming a new bloc to lead the economy away from fossil fuels.debut post :"We are pleased to announce the start of our new florist service, we are excited to create beautiful fresh floral designs for any occasion., called it a “celebration of women, of matriarchy and of the beauty of black women”.2 large onions, sliced lengthways into wedges 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into large dice 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp chopped thyme leaves 500g (1lb 2oz) baby new potatoes, unpeeled and halved 12 sausages, pricked with a fork 200ml (7fl oz) white wine - optional, for little ones, replace with stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper This is sure to become a family favourite as it can be cooked in one dish and is so quick and easy to put together.

Oil and coal currently account for nearly half of Colombia’s exports, but Petro says if he becomes president this year, he’ll push to start phasing out these industries in favor of a knowledge-based, tourism-driven economy. If Colombia immediately halts oil exploration, but continues to produce the crude it’s already drilling, it would have 12 years to manage the transition, he said in an interview from Bogota." "Wishing you the best of luck on your new venture!" another added, while fellow Gogglebox star Izzi Warner posted heart eye emojis on a post of one of their arrangements. Senator Petro, 61, said his vision involves “a grand coalition of powers that can speak much more strongly in a global context to fight against climate change, and to transition Latin America toward economies that are decarbonized, productive and based on knowledge. Last year the model Naomi Campbell highlighted the regressive attitudes towards African fashion.” Such an alliance will hopefully include Chile’s president-elect Gabriel Boric, and Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, he said Thursday. It may not include Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who he said favors extractive industries. Seal the bag shut and shake well to coat everything in the oil.

Petro said he recently spoke to Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez about his proposal.” Enninful said the cover was another step forward in altering those outdated attitudes. While such a global alliance would not be a new concept — world leaders have been meeting for years to try to cut fossil fuel dependence—it is unusual for a developing country that’s highly dependent on energy exports to be so enthusiastic about sacrificing its biggest source of foreign currency. The peso weakened the most in emerging markets on Friday, to as low as 4,015 per dollar, as traders reacted to Petro’s comments. “The market didn’t like these remarks, given the importance of oil both for national output and the current account,” Banco de Bogota said in a note. It’s about economics, access, culture, perspective, difference and wonder. The rise of green politics implies tough choices in a region whose economies depend on oil and mining. Pour in the wine and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes or until browned and the sausages are cooked and the potatoes tender.

Petro argues that Colombia can phase out fossil fuel production without jeopardizing the fight against poverty and infant malnutrition. Attracting tourists to experience the nation’s natural beauty offers the best opportunity to replace lost oil revenues but, for this to happen, the country needs peace, he said. Peace Talks Five years after the Marxist guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, laid down its weapons, the countryside is still overrun with illegal armed groups. Petro said that swift negotiations with dissident FARC groups who turned their back on the peace process, and the guerrilla force known as the ELN, could dismantle these organizations. Petro himself was a member of the guerrilla force known as M-19, but demobilized more than three decades ago.

If he wins, he would be the first leftist ever to govern Colombia, though he says that “left-wing” and “right-wing” are now obsolete 20th century terms. The new fault line is between the “politics of life”, which defends the environment, and the “politics of death”, which advocates economic models based on the extraction of fossil fuels, in his view. As an example of a successful economy from which Colombia might learn, Petro cited South Korea, which became wealthy without many natural resources. Weaker Peso A poll published last month showed Petro leading with 25%, more than double the support of his closest rival, independent candidate Rodolfo Hernandez, who had 11%. Colombians vote in May, with a possible runoff in June.

Congressional elections are scheduled for March. Petro’s environmentalist proposals would represent a radical departure for one of the world’s biggest coal exporters, where deforestation of the Amazon by cattle ranchers is surging. But since he’s unlikely to command a majority in congress, he may find it difficult to advance his economic agenda if he wins. Colombia produces more than 700,000 barrels of crude a day, making it the biggest South American producer after Brazil and Venezuela. Much of it is delivered by state-owned Ecopetrol SA.

In part because of Petro’s strong showing in the polls, Colombian assets are trading with significant risk premium and investors will remain wary until that changes, Barclays economists Alejandro Arreaza and Juan Prada wrote in a report published this week. The peso has weakened 13% over the last year, the worst performance in emerging markets after the Turkish lira and the Argentine peso. Petro says he can’t be held responsible for market moves that have happened when he isn’t in office. On fiscal policy, he takes a conservative, orthodox approach, but holds less conventional views in other areas. As mayor of Bogota from 2012 to 2015 he cut debt, and now says Colombia needs to lower its fiscal deficit.

To do this, he proposes taxing “fertile, unused land” and a “substantial” increase in the levy on dividends. Interest Rates The candidate also urged Colombia’s central bank not to raise interest rates any more, even if the U.S. Federal Reserve starts to tighten policy. “If interest rates rise in Colombia, the economic recovery is killed off,” Petro said.

“If they go up, the capacity for productive investment in the country decreases because it shifts toward other types of investment of a more speculative and financial type, than of a productive kind.” Colombia’s central bank has raised interest rates by 1.25 percentage point since September, to 3%, in a bid to rein in inflation which has surged above its target range. Economists expect more increases this year. After he left the guerrillas for democratic politics, Petro gained prominence in the senate as a critic of Alvaro Uribe, who was president from 2002-2010.

As mayor, Petro boosted subsidies on water and bus fares for the poor. In the last elections four years ago, he made it to the second round, but lost to the current President Ivan Duque. Since then, he has been back in the senate. Elsewhere in the Andes, Peruvians last year elected Pedro Castillo from the socialist Peru Libre party to the presidency, while Boric, a former student leader who describes himself as a moderate socialist, was voted president of Chile. Petro, if he wins, would be part of that change.

“My government will be one of transitions,” Petro said. “From extraction to production, from authoritarianism to democracy, from violence to peace.” —With assistance from Malu Poveda. More Must-Read Stories From TIME These .