Colombia presidential favourite Gustavo Petro apologises for drunken speech

Published Feb 09 2022 at 2:48 AM GMT
  • The front-runner in Colombia’s May presidential election apologised on Tuesday for a speech he gave the day before while under the influence of alcohol, which drew criticism and jeers from his opponents.
  • Gustavo Petro admitted he had been tired and jet-lagged after a trip to Europe the week before and “did not handle well alcohol consumed in private before the meeting in Girardot”, a city 80km (50 miles) southwest of the capital Bogota.“I apologise to those who attended the event, a commitment I….



  • Published Feb 9, 2022 2:48 AM GMT