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Colombia Offers $1.4 Billion Additional Education Spending to End Protests

Colombia will spend an additional 4.5 trillion pesos ($1.42 billion) on public higher education during President Ivan Duque's four years in office, he said Friday, as a student strike protesting the lack of resources stretched to 10 weeks. The figure was negotiated in more than a dozen meetings between the government and representatives from student and educator groups, Duque said in a video statement. Student protesters from 32 public universities have clashed repeatedly with...

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