“And it doesn’t just happen in Colombia”: Gustavo Petro compares himself to the situation in Brazil

well said the president Gustavo Petro during one of his interventions in front of public opinion that “refrained” from making statements that could be interpreted in many ways that were out of his hands. And it is that his words have not only generated controversy and support, but also panic and uncertainty, or at least that is what some public officials and experts consider.

Although it is not possible to verify the relationship of its announcements with the changes that the economy has had, investments, the devaluation of the Colombian peso and the historical rise of the dollar, experts assure that the contradictions within the cabinet about the future of hydrocarbons have impacted investor confidence in the country, which is why the economy has been hit.

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“The fact that the Government does not rule on the future of hydrocarbon exploitation and exploration contracts is a factor that contributes to the uncertainty of foreign investors,” explained the economist Juan Daniel Oviedo to Noticias RCN.

But the experts were not the only ones who accepted this relationship. Apparently, Gustavo Petro recognized that the words of a head of state can have certain effects on the economy of his nation. This is because the president tweeted a news item in which he talks about Brazil and a similar situation with Lula da Silva, president-elect of the South American giant.

To contextualize, a few days after being elected, it was only enough with a comment from the Brazilian president regarding giving priority to social spending over market concerns, for investors from the neighboring country to become impatient and the Brazilian real to fall further. of 3% this Thursday. The Colombian president took advantage of the situation and pointed out: “And it doesn’t just happen in Colombia”, referring to the fact that it also happened in Brazil. Is it sarcasm or sincerity?

For the political analyst Jairo Libreros, the trill has different readings. The first of sarcasm, to imply that presidents who are in power or in a transition stage to the possession, have to speak and demonstrate according to their government plan.

The second can be seen, according to the expert, as the expression of a position to victimize yourself. “It shows a reading as if it were a situation of persecution against the leftist leaders, who today assume power in 11 nations,” Booksellers explained.

There is a third reading that has to do with “the public policies that Petro presented and that the markets did not like. But it is the proposal that has to be carried forward because that is why the Colombians elected him.”

In Petro’s trill “There is sarcasm, victimization and a strong political message: presidents have a government plan that they have to enforce.”

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“And it doesn’t just happen in Colombia”: Gustavo Petro compares himself to the situation in Brazil