Will Colombia’s Duque Be the Next to Stumble Over Mass Protests?

Will Colombia’s Duque Be the Next to Stumble Over Mass Protests?
An antigovernment protester chants during a demonstration in Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 27, 2019 (AP photo by Ivan Valencia).

Demonstrators have taken to the streets over the past three weeks in a series of massive antigovernment rallies in Colombia, making it the latest Latin American country to be convulsed by protests. While the ongoing unrest has not yet reached the scale of other recent crises elsewhere in the region, such as Bolivia or Chile, it nonetheless poses a stiff challenge to conservative President Ivan Duque, who has come under criticism in recent months for his unpopular economic and security policies. The demonstrations began with a general strike on Nov. 21, with hundreds of thousands of people gathering in cities […]

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