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The presidential elections of 19 June 2022 led to a historical change in the Colombian political administration, with the left taking power for the first time in history. Gustavo Petro’s presidency will significantly alter the country, both at the internal level and in international relations. Variations in the long-standing relationship between Colombia and the United States have already been suggested: Petro has already declared in the election campaign that he does not intend to involve Colombia in military alliances to foster a culture of peace to be built mainly with its neighbours in South America, also taking advantage of the left turn that the continent is undertaking and that reached its peak with the re-election of Lula in Brazil in the 2022 presidential elections.

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