This is a very optimistic eye-witness account of the inauguration of the new president of Columbia. The author boldly states that this election is the biggest event in Latin American history in one hundred years. In his first speech, Gustavo Petro presented a ten point program which is encouraging but vague. However, the forces of opposition are strong. They include the Columbian military and of course the United States, desperately trying to maintain a foothold in Latin America.