Danielle Gilbert

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Gustavo Petro, presidential candidate for Colombia Humana, kisses his daughter Antonella as he shows his marked ballot to the news media, during the May 27 election in Bogota. Petro, a former M-19 guerrilla and former mayor of Bogota, now faces Iván Duque of the Democratic Center party in Sunday’s runoff. (Ricardo Mazalan/AP)

Last month, Colombians went to the polls to elect the successor to President Juan Manuel Santos. The unpopular and Nobel Prize-winning outgoing president was the architect of a 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC), ending five decades of civil war.

On June 17, after months of bitter and sometimes violent campaigning among candidates across the political spectrum, two men will advance to a runoff: the right-wing Iván Duque of the Democratic Center party and left-wing Gustavo Petro of Humane Colombia.

This is a deeply divisive election

In a country still healing from decades of violence, this election pits the hard right and left against each other.…  Seguir leyendo »