A mariachi band plays at the Plaza MX nightclub in Bogotá on Friday, June 11. The club was forced to close for much of last year, but was finally allowed to open fully in June as Colombia's government tries to restart the economy.

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Like the US and Europe, Colombia is lifting most restrictions in a bid to bring back jobs — even as COVID-19 death rates climb. 

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A mariachi band plays at the Plaza MX nightclub in Bogotá, June 11, 2021. The club was forced to close for much of last year, but was finally allowed to open fully in June as Colombia's government tries to restart the economy.

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