Dozens dead as anti-government protests sweep Colombia

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    In Colombia, demonstrations which started against proposed tax reforms have turned into country-wide protests against poverty, inequality and unemployment.

    Nearly 50 people have died in the violence.

    The pandemic has pushed millions of Colombians into destitution, with indigenous groups amongst the hardest hit.

    We report from Bogota, and a warning: this film contains some disturbing images.

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    In This Story: Colombia

    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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