Colombia: Hunger Leads to Protests in Country’s Capital

After one month in quarantine and the extension of the curfew until presumably May 11th, the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic are becoming increasingly noticeable.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the collapse of the casual sector, in which almost 50 percent of the population works in the country's major cities, thousands have lost their only source of income.

"We are not dying of the virus, but of hunger," said a woman from Ciudad Bolívar. Although the government and the mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, have announced help, it has been slow to get off the ground for technical and bureaucratic reasons.

Irregularities found in the database of the Solidarity Income Program (Ingreso Solidario) first needed to be examined.

A further issue is . . .

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