Colombia: Former guerrilla leader elected president

  Gustavo Petro, a former guerrilla commander, has been chosen to lead Colombia. Petro won 50.49 percent of the vote, according to early presidential election results. Businessman and rival Rodolfo Hernandez, a conservative, received 47.26 percent of the vote. The first left-leaning president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro also served as mayor of the nation’s capital, … Read more