Elections in Colombia: violence and murders limit the guarantees to vote

One week before the presidential elections, the EU delegation in Colombia expresses concern about the increase in electoral violence: with respect to the 2018 elections, violent acts have risen by 109%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence has intensified in the run-up to the elections in Colombia. "There is a fear that the communities will not be able to go out and vote," warns a Colombian leader before the EU, which will observe the elections.

“At the territorial level, since there is a large presence of different armed actors, including several paramilitary groups, there is fear that the communities will not be able to vote on May 29,” says Colombian human rights defender Cristy Lozano Tautiva.

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