Colombia president extends olive branch to protesters

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BOGOTA, Colombia – The government of President Ivn Duque extended an olive branch Monday to labor and student groups organizing recent protests in Colombia by offering to start separate talks on their demands.



Administrative Director Diego Molano said the government is willing to immediately initiate talks on 13 points identified by the National Strike Committee — but also asked it to refrain from a planned protest on Wednesday.


“We’ve asked them, given the clamor of Colombians and so that the country can begin the Christmas season peacefully, that they suspend the Dec. 4 strike,” Molano said, noting it could have economic and transportation reper…

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