Colombia politicians fear for their lives

Forty-one candidates killed by paramilitary groups and criminal gangs ahead of local elections.

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    Colombia is holding local elections, with more than 1,300 candidates taking part in races for governors, mayors and city council members across the nation.

    Elections in the country have historically been violent, but this campaign season has seen the worst unrest in several years.

    At least 41 candidates have been killed this year and politicians say they are being targeted by paramilitary groups and criminal gangs.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from the town of Santa Rosa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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