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President of Colombia

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Iván Duque Márquez: President of Colombia
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, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, he ran a campaign where he stood against the peace treaty with the guerilla group FARC.

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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..
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Colombia protests to intensify this year, union leader says

Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said.
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Videos for Iván Duque Márquez

Hundreds protest tax reforms in Colombia [Video]Hundreds protest tax reforms in Colombia

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Bogota on Tuesday to call on Colombian President Ivan Duque to abandon plans for tax reform.

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Coca eradication best way to fight violence in Colombia, Duque says

The 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..
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Colombia eradicates record amount of coca fields last year, president says

Colombia, 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.
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Colombian government, unions renew talks but no agreement reached

Union 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..
Reuters - Published

Third general strike in Colombia keeps pressure on Duque government

third general strike in colombia keeps pressure on duque government
Thousands 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..
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Ten of thousands of protesters mark third national strike in Colombia

Colombian 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..
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Marches begin to mark Colombia's third national strike

Colombian 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..
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Colombian unions, student groups to hold third national strike

Colombian 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.
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Colombia union rejects government call to halt strike, insists on dialogue

A 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..
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U.S. stands by Colombia government during protests, Pompeo tells Duque

Colombia'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..
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Protests put Colombia's Duque in the hotseat on tax reform

Widespread 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.
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More protests in Colombia as Duque makes changes to tax reform

Colombian 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..
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Colombia’s Duque summons protest leaders for talks after days of unrest

colombia’s duque summons protest leaders for talks after days of unrest
A 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...
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Injured Colombian protester dies on fifth day of anti-government rallies

A 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..
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Colombia protests enter fifth day, Duque meets with unions, business leaders

Protesters took to Colombia's streets on Monday for a fifth day of demonstrations over issues including economic reforms, police violence and corruption as President Ivan Duque was set to meet with..
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Colombians continue with third day of protest against President Duque

Several thousand Colombians continued their protest against President Iván Duque Saturday by banging pots and pans late into the evening in the latest show of rejection against his conservative..
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Colombian leader vows reforms

colombian leader vows reforms
Protesters picketed the home of Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday, defying a curfew and his promises of a “national conversation” on social policies following massive anti-government..
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Colombia protests: Curfew covers all Bogotá amid fresh protests

Tear gas is used to disperse protesters marching against the government of President Iván Duque.
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General strike as thousands protest Colombia's govt

general strike as thousands protest colombia's govt
Tens of thousands of Colombians took to the streets of the capital Bogota on Thursday amid a general strike to protest the policies of President Ivan Duque's right-wing government. There were reports..
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Colombian protests end with tear gas, curfew in city of Cali

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of..
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Curfew called for Colombian city of Cali amid national protest

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of..
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'New hope' as 38 more Colombian municipalities cleared of landmines

Thirty-eight more Colombian municipalities are considered free of landmines and unexploded ordinance, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, as civilian and military efforts to remove improvised..
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Colombia foreign minister to move to top defense post

Colombia's foreign minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo will move to head the defense ministry, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday, where he will focus on everyday security and the fight against armed..
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Colombia defense minister quits amid firestorm over deaths

colombia defense minister quits amid firestorm over deaths
Colombia's defense minister resigned Wednesday after coming under fire for failing to disclose the deaths of several minors in a military operation against dissidents belonging to the nation's once..
WorldNews - Published

Leader of Colombia's Los Pelusos crime gang killed, president says

The top leader and founder of Colombia's Los Pelusos crime gang has been killed in an operation led by the national police, President Ivan Duque said on Friday.
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Colombia's Duque tells U.N. that dossier proves Maduro supports terrorists

Colombia will give the United Nations a dossier of "conclusive proof" of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's support for terrorist groups, President Ivan Duque said in his speech to the..
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PM Modi holds series of bilateral meetings on sidelines of UNGA

pm modi holds series of bilateral meetings on sidelines of unga
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings with several world leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session here, including with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,..
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Colombia's Duque seeks international sanctions on Venezuela to protect region

Colombian President Ivan Duque called on Saturday for coordinated international sanctions targeting Venezuela to help stop President Nicolas Maduro's support for Colombian rebels and drug traffickers..
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Colombia to strengthen protection for politicians after candidate murders

Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October's local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.
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Venezuela should spend money on food, not missiles: Colombia president

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro should spend his country's money on food, not on missiles, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, amid renewed verbal sparring between the neighboring..
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Nine Colombian rebel dissidents killed in bombing raid, president says

Nine dissidents formerly of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), including a commander, were killed in a bombing raid in southern Colombia, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, the first..
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Colombia Farc rebels: President vows to hunt down new group

Iván Duque responds after former rebel commanders call on followers to take up arms once more.
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Colombia arrests eight, breaks up $670 million VAT fraud 'cartel'

Colombia has broken up a criminal network which helped companies evade some $670 million in value added taxes over the last 12 years, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, in an operation he said was..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque must get reforms through Congress to safeguard economic recovery

President Ivan Duque must push pension and energy reforms through a hostile and polarized congress over the next year if Colombia's slow and uncertain economic recovery is to take root, analysts and..
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Colombia to give citizenship to babies of Venezuelan migrants

Colombia will give citizenship to more than 24,000 children born to Venezuelan migrant parents in Colombia, to prevent the children from being stateless and less able to access education and..
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Venezuela is terrorist sanctuary: Colombian president

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has turned his country into a terrorist sanctuary and committed the grave error of protecting guerrilla groups and drug traffickers, Colombian President Ivan Duque..
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Colombia's Duque says working to stop slayings of community leaders

Colombia is working to halt scores of slayings of community leaders by criminal groups and remnant bands of rebels following the country's historic 2016 peace deal, President Ivan Duque said on Friday,..
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UNSC Representatives Will Visit Colombia To Ensure FARC Peace Deal Is Being Implemented

unsc representatives will visit colombia to ensure farc peace deal is being implemented
The United Nations Security Council is making a four-day visit to Colombia to check on the implementation of the landmark peace deal that ended the world's longest-running armed conflict, according to..
WorldNews - Published

Colombia's Duque says wanted FARC lawmaker may have fled to Venezuela

A fugitive lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander sought by U.S. and Colombian authorities may have fled to Venezuela, Colombia's president said on Thursday, threatening to denounce any country that..
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Farc ex-rebel Jesús Santrich's disappearance causes concern

farc ex-rebel jesús santrich's disappearance causes concern
A Colombian former rebel-turned-lawmaker remains missing less than a week before he is due to appear before the country's supreme court over allegations of drug smuggling. The ex-rebel known as Jesús..
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Colombia says FARC lawmaker accused of drug trafficking has gone AWOL

A Colombian FARC rebel leader turned lawmaker who is accused by the United States of conspiring to traffic cocaine has vanished in an apparent attempt to evade justice, President Ivan Duque said on..
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FARC Leader Calls On Colombia To Protect Former Rebels

farc leader calls on colombia to protect former rebels
The leader of Colombia's former FARC rebels sent an open letter to President Ivan Duque calling on Bogota to end the "systemic murder" of former fighters after two were killed this past month,..
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