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Gustavo Petro of Colombia’s historic pact coalition shows his vote before voting in a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Bogota, Colombia, June 19, 2022. REUTERS / Luisa Gonzalez / file Photo

June 20 (Reuters) – Today’s latest Latin American politics news:

Colombian rebels are open to talks with the newly elected president

BOGOTA – The Colombian left-wing guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) is open to pursuing peace talks with incoming president Gustavo Petro, he said today. Read more

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Colombia elected its first left-wing president on Sunday, promising to target inequality and negotiate with the ELN, beating construction tycoon Rodolfo Hernandez with 50. This may interest you : Women in Business: Amy Wenger.5% of the vote.

However, investors were frightened by Petro’s promise to fundamentally overhaul Colombia’s business model. Read more

The outcome of the elections in Colombia is to vote for political change, says the EU

LUXEMBOURG – The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said Colombians voted for a fairer society by choosing left-wing Gustavo Petro as the next president.

Borrell also said that an EU monitoring mission found the elections to be free and fair.

Petrobras CEO resigns due to political backlash on fuel prices

SAO PAULO – Chief Executive Officer of Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) resigned on Monday amid mounting pressure from politicians after the company announced a fuel price hike last week, adding to concerns for inflation in an election year.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, said in a securities filing that CEO Jose Mauro Coelho had resigned on Monday morning and that an interim CEO would now be appointed for scrutiny by the board.

The interim would become Petrobras’ fourth chief executive since Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office in 2019. read more

Brazilian authorities find the boat of the killed British journalist, an indigenous expert

SAN PAOLO – The boat used by the killed British journalist Dom Phillips and the Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira to travel to the Brazilian Amazon was found Sunday evening, authorities say in a statement.

The speedboat was submerged by six sandbags at a depth of about 20 meters (65 feet) in the Itacoai River in the rainforest of northern Brazil, authorities said. Read more

Former Chilean presidents will skip the new constitution ceremony

SANTIAGO – None of the four former living presidents of Chile will participate in the ceremonial of handing over the proposed new constitution to President Gabriel Boric, in July, in view of the September referendum that will determine its implementation.

The political boycott comes after the constitutional assembly initially said it would not invite former presidents due to capacity issues, but later overturned the decision after facing criticism.

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