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Iván Duque Márquez

President of Colombia

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Iván Duque Márquez: President of Colombia
Iván Duque Márquez is a Colombian politician and lawyer who is the current President of Colombia, in office since 7 August 2018. He was elected Colombia's youngest president, as the candidate from the Democratic Centre Party in the 2018 presidential election. Backed by his mentor, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, he ran a campaign where he stood against the peace treaty with the guerilla group FARC.


Colombia to strengthen protection for politicians after candidate murders

Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October's local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants, President Ivan Duque said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela should spend money on food, not missiles: Colombia president

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro should spend his country's money on food, not on missiles, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, amid renewed verbal sparring between the neighboring..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Iván Duque Márquez

Colombia's Duque vows to arrest re-armed rebels [Video]Colombia's Duque vows to arrest re-armed rebels

Colombian President Ivan Duque lambasted a new call to arms by former rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), saying the country 'takes no threats'. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Colombia's FARC rebels announce new offensive [Video]Colombia's FARC rebels announce new offensive

A former commander of the FARC, the Colombian guerilla group, says a new offensive will be launched as the Colombia government struggles to uphold the 2016 peace deal signed in Havana. Priscilla Huff..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published


Nine Colombian rebel dissidents killed in bombing raid, president says

Nine dissidents formerly of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), including a commander, were killed in a bombing raid in southern Colombia, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, the first..
Reuters - Published

Colombia arrests eight, breaks up $670 million VAT fraud 'cartel'

Colombia has broken up a criminal network which helped companies evade some $670 million in value added taxes over the last 12 years, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, in an operation he said was..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque must get reforms through Congress to safeguard economic recovery

President Ivan Duque must push pension and energy reforms through a hostile and polarized congress over the next year if Colombia's slow and uncertain economic recovery is to take root, analysts and..
Reuters - Published

Colombia to give citizenship to babies of Venezuelan migrants

Colombia will give citizenship to more than 24,000 children born to Venezuelan migrant parents in Colombia, to prevent the children from being stateless and less able to access education and..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela is terrorist sanctuary: Colombian president

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has turned his country into a terrorist sanctuary and committed the grave error of protecting guerrilla groups and drug traffickers, Colombian President Ivan Duque..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque says working to stop slayings of community leaders

Colombia is working to halt scores of slayings of community leaders by criminal groups and remnant bands of rebels following the country's historic 2016 peace deal, President Ivan Duque said on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque says wanted FARC lawmaker may have fled to Venezuela

A fugitive lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander sought by U.S. and Colombian authorities may have fled to Venezuela, Colombia's president said on Thursday, threatening to denounce any country that..
Reuters - Published

Colombia says FARC lawmaker accused of drug trafficking has gone AWOL

A Colombian FARC rebel leader turned lawmaker who is accused by the United States of conspiring to traffic cocaine has vanished in an apparent attempt to evade justice, President Ivan Duque said on..
Reuters - Published

Colombian high court rules FARC peace law must be sanctioned

A Colombian high court on Wednesday called on President Ivan Duque to sanction a law that implements peace agreement with demobilized FARC rebels, after upholding a Senate vote that rejected his..
Reuters - Published

Colombia will not allow Venezuela border to be rebel sanctuary: Duque

Colombia will not allow its border with Venezuela to become a sanctuary for the leftist ELN rebel group, President Ivan Duque said on Friday, after local media published documents said to show..
Reuters - Published

Lima Group accuses Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia

The Lima Group regional bloc, which supports the opposition in Venezuela, accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of protecting "terrorist groups" in Colombia, and said it rejects any attempt to..
Reuters - Published

Colombia-led multinational operation seizes 94.2 tonnes of cocaine in 105-day period

A multinational anti-narcotics operation led by Colombia has seized up to 94.2 tonnes of cocaine in the past 105 days worth some $3.2 billion, President Ivan Duque said on Monday
Reuters - Published

Colombia lower house rejects president's changes to peace tribunal

Colombia's lower house on Monday rejected President Ivan Duque's suggested changes to a special tribunal tasked with trying former rebels and military officials for war crimes, the latest in a series..
Reuters - Published

Armed groups planned attack on Colombia's Duque: attorney general

Armed groups had planned an attack on Colombian President Ivan Duque when he meets on Tuesday with leaders of indigenous communities, the country's attorney general said.
Reuters - Published

Colombia FARC fighters who committed rape were shot: party leader

BOGOTA (Reuters) - FARC rebels who committed rape during Colombia's more than five decades of conflict were shot as punishment, the group's leader said on Monday, denying sexual abuse by fighters was..
Firstpost - Published

Colombian Duque's bid to change peace deal rattles sabers, but war unlikely

President Ivan Duque's call for changes to key peace legislation has prompted former rebels to warn he has put Colombia on the path to war, but with his government on a weak footing in Congress, major..
Reuters - Published

Military intervention not an answer for Venezuela: Colombia president tells paper

A military intervention in Venezuela is not the way to resolve the crisis in the country, Colombia's President Ivan Duque said in an interview in Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore published on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Colombia's Duque to return peace legislation to congress

Colombia's President Ivan Duque on Sunday said he objected to several items in legislation implementing a peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group and will return..
Reuters - Published

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