Colombia Peace Commission Calls For Overhaul of Army and U.S.-backed War on Drugs

wsj.com President-elect Gustavo Petro, who has promised to upend the nation’s war on drugs, said he would consider the recommendations.

At least 51 dead in prison riot fire in Colombia, prisons agency says

investing.com BOGOTA -At least 51 prisoners died after a fire started during a prison riot in the southwestern Colombian city of Tulua, the head of the national prisons agency said on Tuesday, one of the worst incidents of recent...

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

go.com Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high deforestation rates in the Amazon

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

apnews.com RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has...

Gustavo Petro: from ‘Comrade Aureliano’ to Colombian president

ft.com The former leftwing guerrilla has well-honed survival instincts and a reputation for being hard to work with

Colombian President-Elect's Economic Revamp Faces Cost Crunch

wsj.com Gustavo Petro proposed jobs for all and cuts to oil output, but many doubt he will have the funds or clout to implement sweeping change.

Colombia: president-elect looks to build governing coalition

apnews.com BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Gustavo Petro, who has vowed to lift up Colombia’s poor and disenfranchised, has won the support of an influential party of the establishment as he tries to build a majority...

Latin America's leftward swing

theweek.com Former left-wing guerilla Gustavo Petro's election as president of Colombia is only the latest example of a progressive wave sweeping Latin America. Here's everything you need to know: What happened in...

MATIC Could Be Breaking Its Troublesome Streak This Week

investing.com Polygon’s native cryptocurrency, MATIC, has started moving upwards following a period of downwards price movement. According to the crypto market tracker CoinMarketCap, the price of MATIC is around $0.5064. This is...

BTC’s Price Breaches the 9 and 20 EMA Lines on Trading Chart

investing.com The largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Bitcoin , could experience a brief rally before establishing a new bottom that will be the on-ramp into the next bull run. According to the numbers from crypto market tracker...

Colombia’s New President: Country Can Use Natural Resources to Produce Bitcoin, Not Cocaine

investing.com On Sunday, Colombia elected Gustavo Petro as the new president. He will be the first leftist president in the country’s history. Apart from attention to climate change, social inequality, and peace in the country,...

Crypto Crash Forces Crypto Miners to Panic Sell GPUs

investing.com As Bitcoin and Ethereum cryptocurrencies are rapidly losing value, miners are forced to sell their hoarded graphics cards for profit. One high-powered computer and expensive mining equipment are required to mine...

For Colombia’s New Leader, Winning Was the Easy Part

ampproject.org The Latin American nation has voted out its pro-business political establishment. But to stand a chance of meeting sky-high expectations, president-elect Gustavo Petro needs moderation.

Yellen says Biden not considering Canadian lumber for tariff relief

investing.com By David Lawder ROSEBUD, South Dakota - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden is not expected to cut U.S. tariffs on Canadian lumber as part of potential tariff relief he is...

Yellen says not all recessions alike, inflation can come down amid strong job market

investing.com ROSEBUD, South Dakota - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she still views two quarters of negative growth as a good rule of thumb to indicate a recession, but believes it is possible to bring...