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August 4, 2022

Colombia’s Petro: Shift to the Left or Repeat in Moderation?

As Colombia’s first left-wing president, Gustavo Petro marks a historic break from his country’s electoral tradition of centrist-to-conservative leadership. Due to take office Aug. 7, Petro has promised sweeping changes to the country’s economic model. These include tackling entrenched inequality and poverty, improved access to healthcare and education, and a heavy environmental agenda entailing the end of new oil and gas exploration contracts.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Valerie Ho, CFA

    International Fixed Income - Int. Sovereign

    Valerie Ho, CFA

    International Fixed Income - Int. Sovereign

    Ms. Ho joined DoubleLine in 2009 as an Emerging Markets Sovereign Analyst. She is now a Portfolio Manager for the DoubleLine Global Bond strategy covering Latin America and Emerging Asia excluding China. Prior to DoubleLine, Ms. Ho was an Assistant Vice President at TCW, where her responsibilities included analyzing Multi-Asset Fixed Income and CDO investments. Previous to TCW, she worked as a Paraplanner for Ameriprise Financial. Ms. Ho holds a BS in Mathematics/Economics and a Specialization in Computer Programming from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a CFA® charterholder.