By Oliver Griffin via https://www.usnews.com/
Francia Marquez, a single mother and former housekeeper, will be Colombia’s first Black woman vice president after a historic vote on Sunday https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/colombias-first-leftist-president-targets-inequality-leaves-investors-edge-2022-06-20 saw the Andean country pick its first leftist president, Gustavo Petro.
Colombia’s new vice president-elect https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/hometown-looks-aspiring-colombia-vp-marquez-deliver-inequality-promises-2022-06-16 hails from the municipality of Suarez, a rural area of Colombia’s Cauca province. Around 80% of Cauca’s population lives in some form of poverty.
Marquez is a celebrated environmental activist whose opposition to gold mining in her home…