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Political murders soar ahead of Guatemalan elections

More than 50 political candidates and activists have been killed in Guatemala this year in the run-up to the September 9 presidential elections, local officials said on Friday. Supporters of most of the major parties, including those favouring front-runner Alvaro Colom with the opposition National Unity for Hope (UNE) party have all been targeted, police said. An UNE activist was murdered late Thursday, while two workers with the ruling Grand National Alliance (GANA) party were murdered in different parts of Guatemala on Wednesday, police said. Full Story

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