Francia Márquez closes his tour in Bolivia before assuming the Vice Presidency of Colombia

France is scheduled to meet with Bolivian Vice President David Choquehuanca and hold meetings with indigenous and peasant social organizations in the country. Photo taken from social networks.

Before assuming her position as vice president, on August 7, Francia Márquez is touring several Latin American countries. She has already been to Brazil, Chile and Argentina, where she met with presidents and various social groups, and her last stop was Bolivia.

Upon her arrival at El Alto International Airport, she was received by the Bolivian Minister of the Presidency, María Nela Prada, and a group of women representing different social groups, who gave her a colored bracelet and a bouquet of flowers.

“Welcome to our Plurinational State of Bolivia, dear sister Francia Márquez! First woman, Afro-Colombian, popular and feminist leader, who will assume the Vice Presidency of Colombia, ”Minister Prada wrote on her social networks. Similarly, she expressed that her presence in the country is “a joy” and that through Márquez she sends a hug “to the president-elect brother Gustavo Petro and to all the Colombian people.”

“Our Great Homeland is strengthened and our Big Mother it flourishes from anti-patriarchal rebellion,” the Bolivian official wrote on her Facebook account.

The Minister of the Presidency received the Vice President of Colombia.
The Minister of the Presidency received the Vice President of Colombia.

France is scheduled to meet with Bolivian Vice President David Choquehuanca and hold meetings with indigenous and peasant social organizations in the country. Luis Arce, president of Bolivia, confirmed his attendance at Gustavo Petro’s possession.

During her visit to Argentina, the elected vice president of Colombia made a call to open the debate on the legalization of drugs at a global level, because according to her, this would allow “reduce human rights violations” and raise a new economy. Likewise, he also called for a regional approach to the fight against hunger, the challenges of climate change and reparation for Afro-descendant and indigenous peoples.

Along with Vice President Márquez were the president of the Polo Democrático Alternativo, Alexánder López, the political coordinator Carlos Rosero and the advisers to the vice president, Yerney Pinillo and María Elvira Solís, who accompanied her in her meeting with the Argentine head of state, Alberto Fernández , which according to a statement issued by the Casa Rosada, the high dignitaries of both nations “they discussed the challenges of the region in environmental matters and the rights of people of African descent” Y “analyzed the international situation and the common work agenda between Argentina and Colombia”.

Moments before the meeting with Fernández, Márquez met with Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who pondered that the task ahead of both nations is “regional integration and construction of peace and equality. A common gender agenda”, as he wrote on his Twitter account.

Vice President-elect Francia Márquez’s agenda will culminate with a tribute dinner at the Argentine Senate, according to official Colombian sources told the EFE news agency. Likewise, it transpired that on Saturday, July 30, Márquez will participate, at the Kirchner Cultural Center, in a dialogue led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and in which representatives of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo will be present.

In Brazil, Francia Márquez held meetings with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and representatives of the Brazilian black movement, and in Chile, where she was received by President Gabriel Boric.

in São Paulo, Marquez and Lula da Silva met at the headquarters of a foundation linked to the Workers’ Party (PT) –of which Lula is the natural leader– behind closed doorsso that only what both leaders shared about it is known.

“A fraternal and constructive meeting with @LulaOficial who expressed his love for Colombia and his desire to support us in achieving peace and the well-being of the Colombian people. Thank you Lula, thank you Brazil for her brotherhood, ”France said on her Twitter account.

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Francia Márquez closes his tour in Bolivia before assuming the Vice Presidency of Colombia