Protests rock Bogota
Omar Elwafaii
South America;Colombia

Demonstrators and members of Bogota’s security forces clashed during a protest against the tax reform of Colombia’s President Ivan Duque's government. The government is proposing a suite of new or expanded taxes on individuals and businesses, as well as reducing or eliminating many tax exemptions, including on product sales.

Unions organized massive strikes and demonstrations against the hike. The reform is crucial for Colombia to keep its investment-grade debt rating, according to the government. Others say the tax hikes target ordinary Colombians while protecting the ultra-rich.


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