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Meteoric rise lifts commuter to cusp of Colombia's presidency

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Five years ago, Ivan Duque was a little-known official at a Washington development bank, commuting from the leafy suburb of Chevy Chase. Today he’s the leading candidate to become president of Colombia.

If he wins, the challenges will be exceptional: hundreds of thousands of hungry Venezuelans pouring into Colombia’s cities, a countryside overrun by the private armies of cocaine traffickers, an unraveling peace process with Marxist guerrillas and a stalled $300 billion economy.

Source: Bloomberg