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Why Petro fights a battle against soft drinks and sugary sodas in Colombia

On August 8, the Colombian Minister of Finance, José Antonio Ocampo, filed the tax reform bill before the Congress of the Republic, to be debated by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Petro's tax reform would allow it to collect COL$50 billion (US$11.4 billion) per year in the medium term, which would finance more lavish social spending and reduce poverty.

One of the controversial points of the reform project is the so-called healthy . . .

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