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‘Not even the pandemic’ will stop Colombia protests, leaders say

Protests have been held in the Colombian capital against the policies of President Ivan Duque. Union members, students, teachers and Indigenous people are taking part in a national strike, calling for better social and economic policies. They are also protesting against the killing of human rights activists and recent police …

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"Not even the pandemic" will stop Colombia protests, leaders say

Thousands of union members, teachers, students and Indigenous people are participating in a national strike in Colombia on Wednesday to protest the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, the killing of human rights activists and police violence. The marches are the latest in a sporadic series of protests …

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Colombia security: Defence minister survives no-confidence motion

Colombia’s defence minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has survived a no-confidence motion. Trujillo has been criticised for police brutality and massacres carried out by armed groups. Critics say the government is growing increasingly authoritarian following a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters last year. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota, Colombia. …

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