- For the past two weeks, mass protests have rocked Colombia, leaving at least 42 people dead and hundreds injured.
- A change to tax law presented by President Ivan Duque is the trigger of the protests.
- Although some economists say Colombia needs changes to tax law, people from diverse segments of society have spilled into the streets to voice their disapproval.
- The minimum wage in Colombia is about 940,000 pesos (€210/$250) per month. But people living in extreme poverty make as little as 145,000 pesos.
- Besides the gaping inequality in the country — Colombia is one of the unequal countries in Latin America — there are other persistent issues: a lack of opportunities, structural racism, and the government's military actions.
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