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Colombia’s Iván Duque Gambles On Reopening

July 02, 2020

BOGOTÁ – After 16 months somewhat aimless months in office, Colombia’s President Iván Duque found true north during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic His handling of the crisis – with deaths and a caseload well below most of Colombia’s neighbors – helped increase Duque’s approval ratings to the highest of his presidency But the president is now betting on an economic reopening that carries health and political risks – and his opposition has re-emerged, along with the typically confrontational tenor of Colombian politics, after weeks on the sidelines Whether or...

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