many people and politicians dont want to get rid of the corruption....... all about the money.... just look a the congress, 30,000,000 a month salary to do what??? sleep in session... sounds just like our congress lol... and they wonder why people are pissed off....
The truth of the matter is Scum, the vast majority of Colombians want a change to the corrupt system, and Duques popularity is probably the lowest anywhere in Latin America right now
Pushing la Reforma Tributaria was the stupidest move politically and tactically Duque could have done. His own party was dead set against it.
When this Covid thing first hit Colombia, Duque did the right thing by going on tv every night keeping the Colombian people informed. But then his administration handled the situation so poorly: On again - off again quarantine, different pico de cedula in every cuidad and pueblo, no mask enforcement, "NO IVA DAYS" that flooded the streets with people, etc., etc., etc. He's still on tv every night and, frankly, no one gives a shit. Before the covid there were menial jobs for the young people, and they had enough money to get by. Now there is no work, no money, nothing. Then, instead of offering some help our idiot presidente proposes the "tax reforma" to rob more money from the people. It was the final straw and now there are protests nationwide. At this point, Duque's chances of getting reelected are less than slim to none. No one condones looting and violence, and the police are right to come down hard on this criminal element. But the majority of the protesters are peaceful and just want to make their voices heard. I'm on the side of these protesters 100%. My real fear is that this may open the door for Petro.
Post by scumbuster on May 11, 2021 11:27:54 GMT -5
We got into Bogota last night about 10:30 PM and by the time we got out of the airport it was nearly midnight. The roads were bare. No one out. Saw several large groups pf police gathered in several places and a line of armored trucks parked on the side of the autopista north going out of Bogota. I guess the protests are starting again today as no deal was reached yesterday.
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