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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 08:05 PM

Claim Colombia is 'global example' in coronavirus response is false: fact checkers


by Adriaan Alsema April 12, 2020

Colombia’s far-right ruling party is falsely claiming that President Ivan Duque is a “global example” over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to fact-checking website Colombia Check, the claim that Duque “ranked third in the world as the leader who has made the best decisions in dealing with the pandemic” is false as no such ranking exists.

Lawmakers of Duque’s Democratic Center party have been spreading the article of Barranquilla newspaper “La Libertad,” which in part seemed to be a copy of disinformation from a nationalist Facebook page.

The page falsely claimed that the non-existent CNN program “Panorama Internacional” ranked Colombia’s government after that of South Korea and El Salvador.

More:
https://colombiareports.com/claim-colombia-is-global-example-in-coronavirus-response-is-fake-fact-checkers/

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