Colombian President Ivan Duque withdraws proposed tax reforms following protests

Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Sunday he would withdraw a proposed tax reform after sometimes violent protests and widespread lawmaker opposition, though he insisted a reform is still necessary to ensure fiscal stability. Duque said on Friday the law would be revised to remove some of its most controversial points – including the leveling… Read More Colombian President Ivan Duque withdraws proposed tax reforms following protests

Thousands protest against proposed tax reforms in Colombia

Thousands of protesters answered calls from Colombia‚Äôs biggest unions to fill streets across the country to demonstrate on Wednesday against a controversial government tax reform. Unions insisted the strike would go ahead despite a court order to postpone the protests on concerns about a third coronavirus peak that is stretching the health system to breaking… Read More Thousands protest against proposed tax reforms in Colombia

Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia

Protests against police brutality in Colombia, which have rocked capital Bogota and satellite city Soacha for two nights, have left eleven dead and hundreds injured, the government said early on Friday. Demonstrators have taken to the streets for two consecutive nights to protest the death on Wednesday of Javier Ordonez, 46. A widely-shared video filmed… Read More Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia