Tax reform is the issue that in April sparked mass nationwide protests that left more than 60 people dead and the Colombian government is facing accusations of use of excessive force.
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By cracking down on FARC dissidents, Caracas aims to co-opt the guerrillas as loyalist proxies it can wield as a foreign policy tool.
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The month of protests has left at least 59 people dead, officials say, including the 13 who died in Cali.
The demonstrations that began on April 28 have pressured the government and lawmakers into shelving tax and health reforms, leading to the resignation of former finance minister Alberto Carrasquilla.
Anti-government protests have raged for nearly a month across Colombia, and nowhere more fiercely than in Cali, a western city of more than 2 million people normally famed more for its tropical music than for social unrest.
Colombian unions, student groups and civil society members say they will continue their demonstrations, seeking social change amid intermittent talks between the government and strike organisers.
Colombians have protested across the country against President Ivan Duque's government, which they feel has long ignored their needs.
Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets to show their frustrations against the government after poverty and violence soared during the pandemic.
Protests began last week in opposition to a now-cancelled tax reform plan but demonstrators have expanded their demands to include government action to tackle poverty, police violence and inequality in the health and education systems.
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