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Colombian protesters demand fund to end blockade

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Protesters on Tuesday called for the Colombian government to create an exclusive fund to tackle pressing public needs as they work towards a solution to the civil strike in the country’s largest port city Buenaventura.

The protesters have established eight points that they want the national government to help address. One of the most pertinent points is potable water, which only is available for a few hours per day in many sectors of the city. Another issue is healthcare; the city’s hospital has been closed for two years, and it isn’t planned to be open again until the end of 2017.

Source: Colombia Reports