Weekly Report - 09 March 2023 (WR-23-10)

COLOMBIA: Petro’s son under scrutiny over drug links

Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro is facing his first real crisis since taking office in August last year, as questions mount regarding the financing of his election campaign. Petro’s son, Nicolás, is at the centre of the accusations, having been accused by his ex-wife of receiving money from “murky” sources, including a convicted drug trafficker. Petro issued a statement on 2 March supporting an investigation into both his son and his brother, Juan Fernando, whose meetings with jailed politicians during the election campaign were never fully explained [WR-22-16].

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