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Delcy Rodríguez: Colombia is a failed imperial project

The Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, spoke about the current crisis in Colombia, where for more than eight days security forces have violently repressed hundreds of protesters who take to the streets to protest against the government of President Iván Duque.

«Colombia is a failed imperial project that has condemned its people to the worst crisis ever seen: the world's leading drug producer, excluded from the political life of the country and unable to express themselves freely! Venezuela will always be an example for Bolívar's children! ", Rodríguez posted on his twitter account

The protests are carried out against the new measures presented by President Duque to Parliament, such as the Tax, Health, Labor and Pension Reform. Social organizations have asked the Duque administration for protection for social leaders and peace signatories.

The strong police repression that has caused fatalities and dozens of injuries has been condemned.

So far, the attorney general of Colombia, Francisco Barbosa, assured that the body he leads will charge policemen for the killings of three civilians during the demonstrations, reports EFE.

"Three of these homicides will be attributed to members of the National Police in the framework of these demonstrations," said the attorney general of Colombia, Francisco Barbosa, in a joint statement with the ombudsman, Carlos Camargo.

Meanwhile, the Ombudsman's Office pointed out that 89 people have been reported as missing since the demonstrations began, but the prosecutor Barbosa assured that 38 of them "have already been located."