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Colombia – Thousands March to Protest President Duque’s Government Measures

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Trade unions, student groups, indigenous peoples and Colombian environmentalists planned a strike on Thursday, November 21st, with marches in the capital and in other cities to reject measures such as labor and social welfare reforms being proposed by president Iván Duque.

Demonstrators demand that the government, which is facing a popularity crisis, uphold minimum wages for youths and the universal right to retirement.

There is also criticism of the security policy focused on the fight against drug trafficking and of Duque's attempt to change the peace pact that led to the disarmament of the . . .

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