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An opposition party candidate in the forthcoming municipal elections in Venezuela has been shot and killed. Concerns about violence in the context of the elections remain.
Union member, Oscar López Triviño, was killed a day after paramilitaries sent a death threat to members of the union to which he belongs. Other members of the union are at risk.
Two houses in Beijing were destroyed without advance notice to residents, and an official warned the remaining residents that their houses will be demolished by 26 November 2013.
Colombian security forces are using excessive force against protesting Indigenous Peoples, while paramilitaries threaten Indigenous leaders and organizations.