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Colombia Will Shelter Venezuelan Political Dissidents, Petro Says

Gustavo Petro

Gustavo Petro

Photographer: Nathalia Angarita/Bloomberg

President Gustavo Petro said Colombia won’t extradite political exiles to Venezuela, despite improving relations between the two neighboring countries. 

Diosdado Cabello, a senior figure in Venezuela’s ruling socialist party, called for Colombia’s new government to send back “murderers” and “thieves” who have taken refuge there, according to a news report re-tweeted by Petro.