The Colombian government is offering a reward of nearly $800,000 for information leading to the capture of those behind an attack on a helicopter carrying President Ivan Duque near the Venezuela border on Friday.
Facing one of the most challenging moments in Colombia’s history, Colombian President Iván Duque engaged in a wide-ranging conversation in an event co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Inter-American Dialogue. In recent weeks, Colombia has witnessed massive street protests along with acts of vandalism, looting, police violence, and road blockages. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the Colombian economy, leading to increases in unrest, poverty, and unemployment.
President Duque discussed factors that are driving the current turmoil and the government’s efforts to calm tensions, including through a national dialogue.
Pressure has increased on Duque amid widespread anti-government protests in recent weeks.
Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón, Maria Gabriela Palacio
The country could slip into another cycle of violence if the government continues to ignore people’s grievances.
Nightly curfews will vary depending on intensive care unit occupancy rates in various Colombian cities, president says.
On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Colombia, there is “good momentum to strengthen the bilateral relationship,” says Colombian President Iván Duque.
On March 10, 2021, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies legalized production of cannabis for industrial, medical, and recreational purposes.
Some accuse Venezuelan army of using excessive force in operation against armed groups near Colombia-Venezuela border.
Thousands are displaced after Venezuela military launched operation against ‘armed groups’ near Colombian border.