Colombia's new president aims to reset relations with US

Gustavo Petro's victory in Colombia's presidential elections on Sunday opens a new page in the history of the country's relations with the US.

The nation which has never had a left-wing president has been Washington's closest ally in the region for decades.

In an interview with CNN last week, Petro said he intends to renegotiate Colombia's trade deals with the US.

He also plans to open dialogue around three main issues: protection for the Amazon rainforest; ending the war on drugs, and moving the Colombian economy.

Colombia's newest president has also spoken of a desire to create a new progressive alliance in South America.

His future conversations with US President Joe Biden are likely to be tough.

Colombia's newest president has also spoken of a desire to create a new progressive alliance in South America.

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