Juan Manuel Santos will impugn Petro’s restitution

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, announced to local media of this country that will challenge the judgment of the Superior Court of Bogota that reinstated Mayor Gustavo Petro. The president said that will make it “because it is an action that is putting into...

Gustavo Petro is reinstated as mayor of Bogotá

“In this case, the law ordered me to reinstate the Mayor Petro and I have signed the decree for the reinstatement in office of Mayor Gustavo Petro. This decision is simply to comply with the law, I have no choice”, said President Juan Manuel Santos. These statements...

Santos appoints Mercedes Maldonado as mayor of Bogota

The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos decided to appoint as responsible Mayor of Bogotá Maria Mercedes Maldonado, who will be the official who leads the administration until new elections are held after the dismissal from office of Gustavo Petro on March 20. Maldonado,...

Destitution of Gustavo Petro affects peace dialogue according to the FARC

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), deplored today the destitution of Bogota’s Mayor, Gustavo Petro, accusing President Juan Manuel Santos of giving a “surprise attack”, and warned that this decision negatively impacts the peace conversations...
Bogota mayor, Gustavo Petro, removed by President

Bogota mayor, Gustavo Petro, removed by President

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, dismissed precautionary measures that issued the Inter-American Commission on human rights (IACHR) ,and executed the judgment issued by the Attorney General, Alejandro Ordóñez, to dismiss and disable Gustavo Petro for 15 years, due to...

Gustavo Petro continues as mayor of Bogota

Gustavo Petro, the current mayor of Bogota, achieved last Tuesday that his prohibition to hold a public office for 15 years, be suspended for the moment, thanks to a court decision that gave him at least 10 days more in power. The Attorney General’s Office, than in Colombia...