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Duque's Party Opposes His Plan to Tax Colombia Food Staples

Ivan Duque.

Ivan Duque.

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Lawmakers from Colombian President Ivan Duque’s party say his government should ditch its plan to tax food staples, and seek other ways of raising revenue.

“The proposal to apply value added tax to staples has created a justified concern among the public which, even if it were compensated with rebates for our poorest citizens, would still affect middle-income Colombians,” Duque’s Democratic Center said Friday, in a statement on its website.