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Colombia Candidate Petro Seeks Global Anti-Oil Bloc (Repeat)

  • Candidate Gustavo Petro speaks in interview from Bogota
  • Petro says he’s fighting ‘politics of death’, fossil fuels
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(This story was originally published on Jan. 14. On Sunday, Gustavo Petro became the first leftist to be elected president in Colombia after beating rival Rodolfo Hernandez in a runoff vote.)

Colombia’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.