President Duque announces plans to strengthen National Protection Unit in the run-up to elections

Earlier this week, Colombian President Iv├ín Duque announced measures that the government would take to increase protection for political candidates ahead of the October 27 local and regional elections.  The announcement followed outrage over the murders of seven candidates, the latest victims of political violence which spiked after the 2016 peace deal with FARC guerrillas. … Continue reading President Duque announces plans to strengthen National Protection Unit in the run-up to elections