Colombia president seeks to defuse crisis through dialogue |

Colombian residents in Panama hold a large Colombian flag during a protest against Colombian President Ivan Duque’s government in support of protests taking place in their country, at the Urraca Park in Panama City, on May 7, 2021. (Photo by Luis ACOSTA / AFP)

Facing anti-government protests that have spiralled into deadly violence, Colombian President Ivan Duque is holding a series of talks with his political foes in search of a way out of the crisis.

The right-wing leader — whose approval rating is just 33 percent — has faced occasional mass protests since taking office…


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