Figures from an NGO show that over 30 people have died since the start of the protests, while official figures show at least 18 of 24 dead were shot, and over 800 others injured.
Bogota’s tax proposal has triggered anger as ordinary people feel the government has burdened them, and not the rich, with fixing the pandemic-hit economy.
The United Nations, United States, European Union and rights bodies called for calm after 19 people were killed and 846 injured during protests against the administration of Colombian President Ivan Duque.
Despite the withdrawal of the bill from congress, an umbrella group known as the National Strike Committee is calling for new demonstrations.
The decision by President Ivan Duque follows violent demonstrations in several cities across the country against the government’s unpopular tax bill, which the protesters believe would render them poorer amid virus pandemic.
Protesters took to the streets of several cities to denounce the reforms which they see as an unwarranted attack on the society in a time of dire economic straits due to the pandemic.
Venezuela's armed forces have engaged in clashes with Colombian armed groups in the western border state of Apure since March 21, displacing thousands of civilians towards Colombia.
A confrontation between Venezuela's military with an armed group in the southwestern Venezuelan state of Apure near the frontier with Colombia resulted in several casualties, said the mayor of Arauquita, Etelivar Torres.
Carlos Holmes Trujillo died from viral pneumonia related to Covid-19, Bogota says.
The miserable condition of the 35-year-old bull elephant has drawn international condemnation and highlighted the woeful state of Islamabad's zoo. Kaavan is set to be flown to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday.
Iota is about 475 km east of Isla De Providencia Colombia and expected to become a major hurricane as it approaches Central America.
For over a decade, doctors have been testing whether the cheap, all-in-one combo pills could help prevent heart and cardiovascular disease and death.
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