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Paramilarities’ control of candidates is feared

Colombia has the curious historical burden of being both the oldest democracy in South America and the stage for the region’s oldest civil war. So it’s not surprising when the two mix at election time. As Colombians gear up to elect a new Congress on Sunday and a president on May 28, one leftist guerrilla group has attacked and killed lawmakers, blocked roads, burned vehicles and dynamited an oil pipeline and electrical towers in an attempt to sabotage the vote. Another leftist rebel group, which is negotiating with the government, has urged voters to take part in the elections. Full Story

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