Colombian foreign minister resigns

Colombian foreign minister resigns

Colombian Foreign Minister Claudia Blum has resigned, according to a letter from her shared by the Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

“I am grateful to you for the enormous trust you placed in me when you appointed me for this important role,” Blum said in his letter to President Ivan Duque.

Blum’s resignation follows that of former finance minister Alberto Carrasquilla, who resigned earlier this month after numerous protests against a now canceled tax reform.

Protests began on April 28 in the Andean country, fueled by outrage over the reform, which called for increased sales taxes.

Demonstrators’ demands now include a basic income and the withdrawal of a long-debated healthcare reform that opponents deem too vague to correct inequalities.

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