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Colombian Minister resigns after corruption case involving multi-million dollar deal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian Minister of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Karen Abudinen resigned on Thursday (9) after a corruption scandal linked to alleged irregularities in a multimillion deal to connect over 7,000 rural schools to the Internet.

"Mr. President, I respectfully present to you my unconditional resignation as Minister of Information Technologies and Communications," the Minister yesterday wrote in a letter addressed to Colombian President Iván Duque.

Last Monday, the Prosecutor's Office announced a disciplinary investigation into Abudinen to determine her responsibility in the irregularities reported in the pre-contractual stage of the public tender . . .

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