Colombia protests continue after President Duque withdraws tax reform

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    Although the Colombian government withdrew a controversial tax reform proposal after several days of deadly protests, demonstrators resumed rallying against President Ivan Duque’s economic policies from Cali to Bogota.

    Truck drivers used their vehicles to block access roads in Bogota, Zipaquira, Bucaramanga, and Barranquilla, saying they want the Duque administration to provide benefits for the sector, such as preferential gasoline prices.

    Protests still raged in Cali, the country’s third-largest city which has seen the most vociferous marches, some looting, and at least three deaths connected to the demonstrations.

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    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.

    The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.

    Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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