May 30, 2024

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New Colombian President Gustavo Petro invites Gustavo Petro to his inauguration |  Globalism

New Colombian President Gustavo Petro invites Gustavo Petro to his inauguration | Globalism

In 2021, Gustavo Petro and I received an invitation from the Colombian politician Gustavo Petro: If he wins the election for the presidency, he will invite me to take office.

This conversation took place on a Colombian TV show. That year, with elections approaching in Colombia and our names being similar — if not for the dialect, they would have been identical — I started getting more signals than usual, especially on Twitter — mostly swearing by voters against Petro. I turned to a sticker on WhatsApp.

Whatsapp sticker with image of Gustavo Petro, a Brazilian journalist mistaken for Gustavo Petro, President-elect of Colombia. Photo: personal archive

Late on Sunday night (19), hours after Gustavo Petro’s victory was announced, I was leaving g 1 When I receive a call. Andres Hernandez was an advisor to the president-elect.

I actually spoke to Hernández about the interview – she mentioned that he had received many insults from Colombians, and he said I could call him if necessary – and he left the number on my cell phone.

“I invite you to Gustavo Petro’s inauguration, as he promised,” he said.

Even with the promise, I couldn’t believe that would happen. I answered him in Portuguese, tense

“I am honored, but not important. It is better to invite presidents and politicians. Not me.”

Hernandez replied: “You are the namesake of the President of Colombia and you are invited. We will work out the details this week.”

Thus, I was officially invited to the inauguration of the new president of Colombia. Also, my social media has exploded. I must have had about 4,000 new followers from Colombia alone from Sunday night to Monday morning. It’s a kind of strange situation.