Colombia's regional elections shaken by escalating violence

Are we spreading democracy again? Of course, this has nothing to do with Bush’s push to pass the Colombia free trade pact. — PID

October 25, 2007

(AP) — ….Election-related violence is soaring in rural Colombia ahead of Sunday’s voting for local and regional elections. In all, 20 candidates have been assassinated in the past two months, almost all allies of President Alvaro Uribe. Full Report