Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: A Sober Look at Colombia

As a convoluted scandal unfolds, Laura Lizarazo assesses what it means for Petro's progressive agenda
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The Colombian political world has been shaken by the eruption of a scandal that led the country’s attorney general to launch an investigation into reports of alleged illegal financing of President Gustavo Petro’s election campaign. In this episode, Laura Lizarazo, a senior analyst at Control Risks, evaluates the consequences of this to Petro’s leadership and his proposed reforms to healthcare, labor laws and more. She also takes stock of changes to Colombia’s energy sector, discusses the challenges to paz total and assesses the state of Colombia’s economy more broadly.

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Laura Lizarazo is a Senior Analyst for the Andean region in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in Bogotá

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

Supplemental reading: 

Gustavo Petro’s Biggest Crisis Yet by Sergio Guzmán

Bogotá’s 80-Year Quest for a Metro May Have a Happy Ending by Luiza Franco

Iván Velásquez Is Facing His Toughest Challenge Yet by John Otis


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