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Riots cripple Colombia reforms

Friday, November 29, 2019

Seven days of nationwide protests have severely weakened Colombia’s president Iván Duque, crippling his efforts to pass tax and pension reforms.

Tens of thousands of Colombians filled the streets of Bogotá on Wednesday as part of a second national strike against Mr Duque’s centre-right government. The tumult has led to night curfews in two of the largest cities, border closings, and thousands of soldiers deployed in the capital, the Financial Times reports.