Irene Velez Torres will have the task of leading the energy transition that it has proposed Gustavo Petro. The appointed Minister of Mines is a philosopher from the National University and did a doctorate in Political Geography in Cophenage. In addition, she has a master’s degree in Cultural Studies.

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About her career, she has worked as a professor and researcher at the Universidad del Valle, was part of the BioNovo project of the Ministry of Sciences and in recent years has specialized in issues related to mercury contamination by work mining in Colombia.

“This enormous recognition of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez is not only from my career, but from the communities that defend life, water, territory and health. We will push the energy transition, intensive in knowledge, and we will ensure the care of the big house, “Vélez wrote on his Twitter account, after Petro’s revelation.