I don’t think Petro is willing to do crazy things, says José Antonio Ocampo 0:58 (CNN Spanish) — The next president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, will take office on August 7, and dozens of high-ranking leaders and delegations from various countries have Confirmed, so far, his arrival in the country to accompany the president at the beginning of his term. This August 7, according to the political tradition of the country, Petro will enter the House of Nariño and will begin to exercise the position of president until 2026. That same day, President Iván Duque ends his mandate. According to information from the organizing committee for Gustavo Petro’s inauguration, these are the presidents, leaders and delegations that have confirmed their attendance for next August 7 in Bogotá. Will Petro invite to his inauguration a leader for whom the DEA offers a US$15 million reward? King Felipe VI of Spain Gabriel Boric, President of Chile Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic Luis Arce Catacora, President of Bolivia Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay Laurentino Cortizo, President of Panama Xiomara Castro, President of Honduras Rodrigo Chaves, President of Costa Rica Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, First Lady of Mexico Dina Boluarte, Vice President of Peru Beatriz Argimón, Vice President of Uruguay Government Delegation of the Netherlands (Curaçao) Félix Ulloa, Vice President of El Salvador Foreign Ministry of Cuba Foreign Ministry of Portugal Foreign Ministry of Serbia Delegations from the United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea, led by parliamentarians from those countries, have also confirmed their presence. 13 representatives of international organizations, such as CAF, CAN, Segib, Cepal and CAN, will also arrive in Colombia. The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, notified the Government of Colombia that he will not be able to participate in the transfer of command because Congress did not grant him authorization to leave the territory, as established by the Constitution, and for this reason he will be represented by the Vice President . Castillo sent a letter, shared by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, in which he states that the decision is not consistent with the “extremely high assessment” he has of relations with Colombia.
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