Colombia’s President withdraws controversial tax reform bill that sparked protests

The head of state's decision comes after the massive four-day protests against this initiative left at least five people dead. However, some social organizations claim that there are more deaths than officially reported.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian President Iván Duque, announced this Sunday the withdrawal of the tax reform bill submitted to Congress last April 15, which triggered the social protests and unrest the last four days in the country.

"I request the Congress of the Republic to withdraw the bill submitted by the Ministry of Finance and to urgently process a new bill as a result of consensus and thus avoid financial uncertainty," Duque said in a statement at the Casa de Nariño, the seat of government.

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