Weekly Report - 25 January 2024 (WR-24-03)

COLOMBIA: Foreign minister suspended

Colombia’s foreign minister, Álvaro Leyva, was handed a three-month suspension on 24 January by the inspector general’s office, which is responsible for overseeing the conduct of public officials. Leyva’s suspension owes to alleged irregularities in a tender for a contract to print passports, which he declared void after just one company – the multinational Thomas Greg & Sons, which was already producing Colombian passports – submitted a bid.

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