Gustavo Petro heads ceremony for the Independence of Colombia

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Colombia.- The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, leads a ceremony to celebrate the Independence of his country 213 years ago. This commemoration occurs a week after the ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague that recognized the belonging of the San Andrés archipelago to Colombia, which was interpreted by the Colombian president as a victory for his government.

“They didn't do it in two centuries, we do it now. For the first time, Colombia does not lose territory in negotiations. We knew how to defend our sovereignty. They didn't do it before, now we do it: we knew how to defend allowance 14, the increase in allowances for soldiers and elevate their dignity. They lost the Mosquito coast, they lost Panama, they lost the Monks, they lost the Amazon jungle, they lost 75,000 km2 of the Caribbean Sea. We defended the continental maritime platform and we won. San Andrés y Providencia will be Colombian and Raizal. This July 20, Colombianness to the streets. The national flag in the heart of the town. The soldier with the people ”, wrote the Colombian president on his social networks.

The ceremony will take place in the Coral Palace square, in front of the San Andrés Governor's Office, and will feature a parade with more than a thousand military and civilian elements, in addition, the Colombian Air Force and a naval war unit will be present. . In addition, in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, the traditional military parade will take place on Boyacá avenue.

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