At COP27, Pakistan’s government took credit for the role it played in setting up the loss and damage facility to compensate poor nations for climate change. At home, Islamabad has not done enough to protect flood victims from starvation and eviction.
Nadja Sieniawski is a freelance journalist who has lived and worked in Colombia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
On Sunday, Rodolfo Hernández, a right-wing populist, snuck into the second round of Colombia’s presidential elections. Leftist Gustavo Petro is still the front-runner, but the Right’s unexpected success should be cause for alarm.
Former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro may soon be Colombia’s first left-wing president. His candidacy has been met not only with smears, but credible threats of assassination from the Right.
After weeks-long massive protests were put on pause, Colombia’s future is more uncertain than ever. The 2022 elections will be critical in determining whether the country will return to the miserable status quo under the thumb of the United States, or blaze a new leftward path.