(CNN Spanish) — On Wednesday, September 7 at 9 pm (Miami), Camilo Egana will speak exclusively with the former president Ivan Duke about his new life, what happened to him uribismo in the last elections and what goals he achieved during his government.
The former president of Colombia left a country in which serious acts of violence occurred, with the unresolved phenomenon of the assassination of social leaders and enormous social discontent that was evident during years of protests against his government.
Duque’s government was marked by covid-19 (of the 48 months of management, 30 passed under the restrictions imposed by the pandemic), the diplomatic conflict with the questioned regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and the challenge of violence.
During his administration, from August 2018 to August 2022, more than 957 social leaders and human rights defenders were assassinated, in addition to 261 signers of the peace agreement with the demobilized FARC guerrilla, according to figures from the Institute of Studies for the Development and Peace (Indepaz).
Duque was able to recover the jobs lost in the pandemic —1.9 million more in June 2022 compared to June 2021 according to figures from the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE)— but it closes with an unemployment rate of 11.3% ( June 2022 figure).
What is behind the phrase “if I could run, I would be re-elected, confident in the results obtained and the efforts made” that Iván Duque said on the BBC’s HARDtalk program?
What were the achievements in your national and international agenda? Did you manage to meet the goals in social programs in your mandate? And what were the statutes of the migratory regulation? All these topics will be addressed in the interview.
Camilo Egaña interviews the former president of Colombia, Iván Duque on Wednesday, September 7 at 9 pm (Miami).
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