Racism and misogyny mar Colombia’s election race

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Racism and misogyny mar Colombia’s election race


Francia Marquez (Image: Twitter)

Election observers warn that rampant hate speech could result in violence.

Colombia’s election observers warned that hate speech targeting the running mate of presidential candidate Gustavo Petro could result in violence.

Vice-presidential candidate Francia Marquez said Monday that she had received three death threats in the past month.

All three death threats were signed by the “Aguilas Negras,” a far-right group that says to be loyal to former President Alvaro Uribe.

In the latest death threat, the Aguilas Negras threatened to kill Petro, Marquez and multiple elected lawmakers of their party to prevent a “catastrophe for the country.”

Click here to read the full article published by Colombia Reports on 5 April 2022.

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