Rocking against recall of Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro

Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro took his battle to hang onto his job to Plaza de Bolívar again last night. Torrential rains delayed Petro´s appearance on the palace balcony by three hours.
The BaldeBoys urban music kept the scene cooking until the rains finally stopped long enough for Petro to rally tens of thousands of supporters.
The BaldeBoys sing about disappearnaces, state-sponsored assassinations, and politics.
Last night they played Yo Digo NO! or in English “I Say No.”
They are asking Bogotá residents to vote no on April 6 when opponents of Petro are scheduled to have a chance to vote him out of office in a recall campaign. It´s possible Petro´s nemesis Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez will attempt to have Petro removed sooner if he can manage a court victory or two. Petro´s many legal challenges have diminished to a few. His best hope to stay in office and not be banned for 15 years now seems the Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.

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Recently retired newspaper reporter with one foot in British Columbia, Canada, the other in Colombia, South America. Fascinated with Colombian culture, Canadian connections, and heroic efforts to return millions of displaced Colombians to lands stolen by paramilitaries, guerrillas and organized crime.

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