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Weekly Report - 02 May 2019 (WR-19-17)

Colombian opposition suffers blow

Colombia’s leftist political opposition has been shorn of two key figureheads in congress in as many weeks after two separate rulings by the council of state. This comes as public opposition to the right-leaning government led by President Iván Duque is growing. Numerous nationwide marches brought thousands to the streets on 25 April to protest against the government’s social and economic policies in what was billed as the first general strike since Duque took office last August, albeit far from every sector took part.

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