Colombia: Thousands throng streets to protest Workers' Day

Thousands of Colombian workers filled streets and squares in Bogota on Tuesday to ask for better working conditions and to denounce unemployment. With flags of Colombia, unions and parties, the demonstrations called attention to the deterioration of the labour market, low wages and the increasing difficulty to access a retirement pension. The 20,000 demonstrators in Bogota began their journey... Еще from various points in the city to the central Plaza de Bolívar, where two stages for shows and flags of several unions were installed on the facade of the Congress of the Republic. According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane), unemployment in March this year was 9.4%, which represents 0.3% less than in the same month last year. According to this entity, the city with the highest rate of unemployment is Cucuta (19.5%), bordering Venezuela and which has been hit by the massive arrival of Venezuelans fleeing the crisis in the Caribbean country.

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