• BreakThrough Staff

Will Colombian Oligarchy Fall? Amid Death Threats, Petro and Marquez Poised to Win Presidency



Colombians went to the polls this month and gave a huge victory to the left in Congressional elections. The presidential primaries are next and Left-wing leader Gustavo Petro is the front-runner. Petro’s progressive Black female running mate, Francia Márquez, has received death threats from paramilitaries but they aren’t backing down.


Journalist Zoe Alexandra, co-editor of Peoples Dispatch, breaks down what the elections mean for the country and what is predicted to happen in the presidential election on May 29th.