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Colombia's new finance minister Carrasquilla is famed as a hawk

Friday, July 13, 2018


The upcoming minister of Finance for Colombia, Alberto Carrasquilla, is noted as being a very outspoken "hawk" on economic issues.

Carrasquilla has been named to the post by the president-elect, Iván Duque. He already held the finance portfolio in the former government off Álvaro Uribe. Duque is considered to be a protege of Uribe.

Carrasquilla is famed as a proponent of radical tax cuts and a fierce critic of some elements of social spending.