Leftist Colombian Vice President Wants ‘Climate Reparations’ From US

Colombian Vice President Francia Márquez Mina is demanding climate-change reparations from the U.S, despite it sending hundreds of millions of dollars annually in economic and humanitarian aid. 
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - AUGUST 18: Vice President of Colombia Francia Marquez delivers a speech during an event as part of Anti-Corruption Fight Day at Universidad del Externado on August 18, 2022 in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Márquez made the statement in a recent interview with POLITICO.
  • He said the United State and other Western nations should pursue reparations by way of debt forgiveness also over the issue of  colonialism.
  • “The United States should be the first country to acknowledge that its global politics have helped keep black people around the world and in Africa in a state of subjugation,” Márquez said on whether the U.S. should be involved in “global and climate reparations.”

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