Colombian cities brace for more COVID infections after protests

Colombian cities brace for more COVID infections after protests
Demonstrators take part in a protest demanding government action to tackle poverty, police violence and inequalities in healthcare and education systems, in Bogota, Colombia, May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa GonzalezColombia's three largest cities are bracing for an extended third peak in coronavirus cases and over-stretched intensive care units after nearly two weeks of anti-government protests, local… Read More

Colombian peso, stocks drop after tax plan’s withdrawal

Colombian peso, stocks drop after tax plan’s withdrawal
Colombia's peso, public debt and stocks depreciated on Monday after President Ivan Duque withdrew a tax reform proposal seen as important for the country's fiscal stability, sparking market uncertainty and comment from ratings agency Moody's.Duque withdrew the proposal on Sunday after staunch opposition from lawmakers and deadly street protests, but he said tax reform is… Read More