(CNN Spanish) — The elected president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, introduced this Thursday that he’s making ready together with his staff the launch of the official picture of his Authorities. “Getting ready the official picture within the Serranía de la Macarena. The immensity of biodiversity and its climates. The magic of Colombia, world energy of life”, tweeted who would be the president of Colombians from this August 7.
Then he revealed a video on his social networks with photos of the journey to the place, within the heart of Colombia, within the firm of members of the Nationwide Police, for the filming of the marketing campaign, wherein he wore the presidential sash.
Now, to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. pic.twitter.com/60EdS6dPf0
– Gustavo Petro (@petrogustavo) August 4, 2022
Within the photos you may see Caño Cristales, higher referred to as the river of seven colours, is a pure attraction positioned within the Sierra de La Macarena Nationwide Pure Park, within the Colombian division of Meta, within the Orinoquía. And that is the cardboard that President-elect Gustavo Petro will play to spice up tourism and go away behind the extractivist economic system within the space.
The area was for a very long time managed by the now demobilized FARC guerrilla. It now receives about 14,000 vacationers a yr, in keeping with Reuters.
Based on Armando Benedetti, a former senator and member of Petro’s marketing campaign staff—and potential authorities official— stated on Twitter that “The magic of Colombia will likely be seen in each authorities workplace”.
That is how Petro and Colombia arrive on the new presidential interval
Petro involves energy as the primary leftist chief to manipulate the nation in its historical past. His administration place will likely be till 2026. Up to now he has appointed half of the cupboard (see the appointees right here) and has pending key appointments such because the Minister of the Inside, of Labor and the director of the Nationwide Planning Division. .
In latest weeks his staff has made a reference to the outgoing administration and this week the president-elect’s group stated in its report that the sources for the Solidarity Earnings in Colombia usually are not contemplated within the price range for 2023 offered by the Authorities of Iván Duque .
The junction coordinator, Daniel Rojas, said that the staff is of “nice concern” concerning the nation’s fiscal actuality and described the extent of indebtedness and deficit as “crucial.” Due to this fact, in his phrases, growing assortment is an “crucial.”
Petro has been noticeably absent in latest days: on Tuesday he didn’t attend a scheduled occasion with greater than 400 mayors as a part of the Colombian Federation of Municipalities, one thing that upset most of the native leaders. In his place, Petro despatched the joint coordinators Alfonso Prada and Luis Fernando Velasco.
Colombia, like different international locations within the area, goes by means of a difficult financial time, with inflation skyrocketing and the peso severely undervalued towards the greenback. Critics say that Petro’s plan in order that Colombia now not has an extractivist oil economic system mannequin influences to discourage overseas funding, destabilize markets and depreciate the foreign money.
The inauguration of August 7 takes place within the Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá and features a speech by the president of Congress and the president-elect. Leaders and presidents of different international locations attend.
The Authorities of Joe Biden introduced the US delegation that will likely be in workplace, headed by Gregory Meeks, president of the International Affairs Committee of the Home of Representatives. In July, Petro met with the US ambassador, Francisco Palmieri.
That August 7, the outgoing president Iván Duque will go away the Casa de Nariño, residence and seat of presidency, at hand it over to the brand new president who will govern from there.
With info from Angela Reyes and Rafael Romo