Miami. The Governor of FloridaRon DeSantis, was “disappointed” on Monday with the choice of Gustavo Petro as the next president Colombia noting that the left is a growing threat in the region.
“The election in Colombia of a former Marxist narco-terrorist is worrying and disappointing,” said the Republican.
He stressed that the spread of the totalitarian leftist ideology in the region “is a growing threat.”
“Florida stands with Colombian-Americans on the side of freedom,” added DeSantis.
The Florida Democratic Party was also concerned about the election of the leftist Gustavo Petro as the next president of Colombia, saying that he has been “aligned in the past” with the policies of Cuba and Venezuela.
For Manny Díaz, president of the Florida Democratic Party, both the Castros in Cuba, as well as former president Hugo Chávez and his successor, Nicolás Maduro, “have brought so much pain and suffering to Cubans and Venezuelans.”
“My most sincere hope is that Petro respects the Colombian Constitution and protects private property, freedom of the press and private industry that has brought so much prosperity to Colombia in recent decades,” Diaz, of Cuban origin, said in a statement.
With around a million Colombian immigrants, Florida it is the state with the largest population of such nationals in the United States.