These statistics are related to the increase in poverty rates during 2020, with over 21 million Colombians rated as poor and 7.4 million classified as extremely poor.
COVID-19 has negatively impacted Latin-America's economies. For example, Colombia had its worst GNP performance in 50 years. It is the poor and lower middle class who suffer most.
Colombia is now caught in a wave of social instability, generated by the growing and negative impact of COVID-19 and the rejection of the tax reform promoted by president Ivan Duque, who is facing growing discontent.
Duque announced a review of his new tax bill after huge demonstrations all over Colombia, which left at least eight people reportedly killed by riot-police.