Iván Duque Márquez
President of Colombia
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Iván Duque Márquez is a Colombian politician and lawyer who is the current President of Colombia, in office since 7 August 2018. He was elected Colombia's youngest president, as the candidate from the Democratic Centre Party in the 2018 presidential election. Backed by his mentor, former President Alvaro Uribe, he ran a campaign where he stood against the peace treaty with the guerilla group FARC.
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Colombian electoral commission launches probe of Duque campaignBOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's national electoral commission said on Tuesday it has launched a preliminary investigation into President Ivan Duque, his Democratic Center party and officials from his..
Colombia changes Constitution amid allegations of child rape by soldiers(CNN)Colombia has introduced the possibility of a lifetime jail sentence for the rape or murder of children, following shocking allegations of child sexual assault by members of the military. President..
Colombia coronavirus lockdown extended until Aug. 1Shares Colombia's national lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus will be extended by just over two weeks until Aug. 1, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday. The Andean country has reported more..
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Colombia's beleaguered president gets approval bump during pandemicThe coronavirus pandemic has battered the popularity of governments and leaders around the world, yet Colombia's Ivan Duque has actually received an unexpected boost in public opinion.
International naval operation nets 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 daysA multilateral naval anti-drug operation confiscated 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 days, Colombia President Ivan Duque said on Friday.
Colombia to begin easing restrictions from the start of JuneColombia will begin easing restrictions put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus starting from June, President Ivan Duque said Wednesday, though he asked the public to continue isolating..
Colombia coronavirus quarantine extended through end of MayColombia's mandatory quarantine has been extended by a further week until May 31, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, the fourth extension to a lockdown intended to curb the spread of the..
Colombia to work together with hard-hit Brazil to fight coronavirus on border: DuqueColombia will work with hard-hit Brazil to increase the military presence along their Amazonian border and share information in an effort to fight an increasing number of coronavirus cases in the area,..
Colombian President Duque declares new state of emergency to ease pain of virus lockdownColombia has declared a second state of emergency to support sectors of the economy that will remain shut down for an extended period to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Ivan Duque..
Colombia extends COVID-19 lockdown to May 25, additional sectors to start re-openingColombia's mandatory quarantine will be extended by a further two weeks as it tries to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, although additional sectors..
Coronavirus response boosts approval for Colombia's DuquePresident Ivan Duque's response to the coronavirus has earned him a rare boost in approval ratings, a survey showed, as Colombia's long nationwide quarantine stretches on.
Colombia extends coronavirus quarantine by two weeksColombia will extend a nationwide quarantine meant to stem the transmission of the coronavirus until April 27, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.
Colombia to hold 19-day quarantine to fight coronavirusColombia will enter a nationwide quarantine from Tuesday night, President Ivan Duque said late on Friday, the most drastic measure implemented so far by the South American country as it seeks to..
Colombia to suspend entry for all travelers from abroadColombia will block entry to everyone traveling from abroad from midnight on Monday in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday.
Colombia to suspend entrance of foreign residents to fight coronavirusColombia will block the entrance of all non-citizens beginning this weekend, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus.
Colombia declares coronavirus state of emergency, orders elderly to stay homeColombia's President Ivan Duque declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the country steps up measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, including ordering the elderly to stay home from Friday..
Colombia to close borders to prevent spread of coronavirusColombia will close its borders from Tuesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus and will keep them shut until May 30, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.
Colombia will block entry by all non-residents, close schools from Monday to stop coronavirusColombia will block entry to travelers who are not residents or citizens and will close schools and universities from Monday in a bid to control the outbreak of coronavirus, President Ivan Duque said..
Colombia strikes to go ahead without marches to avoid coronavirusUnions and student groups in Colombia on Friday said a strike planned for March 25 to protest against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque will go ahead but they canceled public..
Colombia's Duque questions U.N. report on activist killings, human rightsA United Nations report critical of Colombia's efforts to protect human rights advocates failed to recognize advances in that area and social investment in regions suffering violence, President Ivan..
Colombia congressional committee to investigate president after ex-senator's allegationsA committee in Colombia's lower house of Congress will investigate allegations by an ex-senator who fled the country that President Ivan Duque participated in vote-buying and sought to have her..
Colombia appoints former human rights adviser as attorney generalColombia's Supreme Court on Thursday appointed Francisco Barbosa, a lawyer with close ties to President Ivan Duque, as the country's new attorney general.
Colombia seeking deals with protest leaders, but some demands 'unconstitutional'Colombia's government is willing to discuss the country's problems with leaders of demonstrations against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, but some protest demands are..
Colombia protests to intensify this year, union leader saysProtests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said.
Coca eradication best way to fight violence in Colombia, Duque saysThe eradication of Colombia's plantations of coca, the raw material for cocaine, is the best way to protect peace efforts and fight the drug trafficking that fuels violence in the South American..
Colombia eradicates record amount of coca fields last year, president saysColombia, a top source of coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, eradicated more than 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of the crop last year, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday.
Colombian government, unions renew talks but no agreement reachedUnion leaders and Colombian government representatives met on Thursday for the second time this week but failed to reach an agreement to end protests against President Ivan Duque's economic and social..
Third general strike in Colombia keeps pressure on Duque governmentThousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia’s capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country’s third general strike in two weeks. Strike leaders..
Ten of thousands of protesters mark third national strike in ColombiaColombian unions and student groups marked a third national strike on Wednesday with marches, chants and dancing, ahead of additional dialogue between protest leaders and the government over President..
Marches begin to mark Colombia's third national strikeColombian unions and student groups are holding a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic..
Colombian unions, student groups to hold third national strikeColombian unions and student groups plan a third national strike on Wednesday amid fraught talks between protest leaders and the government over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies.
Colombia union rejects government call to halt strike, insists on dialogueA major Colombian union that is backing a third national strike in as many weeks against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque on Tuesday rejected a request to call off the protest..
U.S. stands by Colombia government during protests, Pompeo tells DuqueColombia's government has the support of the United States as it faces public protests and marches against rumored economic plans, corruption and police violence, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..
Protests put Colombia's Duque in the hotseat on tax reformWidespread street protests in Colombia are likely to force embattled President Ivan Duque to make major changes to his tax reform proposal if he wants to pass the bill before a year-end deadline.
More protests in Colombia as Duque makes changes to tax reformColombian unions and student groups will hold another protest on Wednesday in honor of a teenage demonstrator who died after being injured by a tear gas canister, as President Ivan Duque announced..
Colombia’s Duque summons protest leaders for talks after days of unrestA teenager who became a symbol of ongoing protests in Colombia when he was injured by a teargas cannister died of his wounds late on Monday as President Ivan Duque summoned...
Also reported by •France 24
Injured Colombian protester dies on fifth day of anti-government ralliesA teenager who became a symbol of ongoing protests in Colombia when he was injured by a teargas cannister died of his wounds late on Monday, after President Ivan Duque met with unions and business..