Francia Marquez: The phenomenon in Colombia’s elections 

The World

Voters in Colombia are set to cast their ballots for a new president on May 28. But many believe the breakout star in the country’s election season is the vice presidential candidate Francia Marquez, who could become the country’s first Black person elected to the office. The World’s Latin America correspondent Jorge Valencia reports from Bogotá.

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