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Gustavo Petro’s inauguration as Colombia’s 34th president on August 7, 2022, will mark the start of his four-year term, ruling alongside Francia Marquez, the first-ever afro-Colombian vice president. Petro and Marquez will face important economic, security, and social challenges, stemming from historic inequalities, poverty, soaring food, fuel, and energy prices, a devalued peso, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How will the Petro-Marquez administration address these issues? What can we expect from their economic, social, and security policy? What are the biggest areas for opportunity for US-Colombia cooperation in the years ahead?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET (8:00-9:00 a.m. COT), two days before the inauguration, to discuss what is in store for Colombia and US-Colombia relations under the Petro-Marquez Presidency.   

The event will take place in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish. 


Minister Maria Claudia Lacouture
Executive Director
Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce
Former Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism
Republic of Colombia

Muni Jensen
Senior Advisor
Albright Stonebridge Group

*Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements!

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.