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AQ Podcast: Colombia’s Petro Prepares for Government

The president-elect promised sweeping changes to Colombia’s economy and society. What will he be able to deliver?

Colombia’s Gustavo Petro will take office on August 7 with a lot on his plate. The country’s first ever leftist president has promised substantial reforms to Colombia’s economy and society. Polls show Colombians are optimistic and expectations are high. How much can be done? How pragmatic will a Petro government be and what are his odds of success? In this episode of the Americas Quarterly podcast, journalist Mariana Palau discusses the incoming government’s situation in Congress, as well as plans for the economy and peace in Colombia. Palau is a reporter with BluRadio and a Master of Public Policy candidate at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. 

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Guests

Mariana Palau is a reporter with BluRadio and a Master of Public Policy candidate at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government.

Luiza Franco is an editor and podcast producer at Americas Quarterly

Supplemental reading: 

The Evolution of Colombia’s Gustavo Petro by Benjamin Russell

AQ Podcast: Luis Alberto Moreno on Colombia’s Elections and Latin America’s Upside

At Risk: The Future of “Extractivism” in Colombia and the Andes by Rich Brown


Tags: AQ Podcast, Colombia, Colombian Elections, Gustavo Petro
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