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In recent days several candidates standing in Colombia’s legislative elections in March have received death threats from paramilitaries.
Máxima Acuña received a death threat over the telephone on 30 January and has been repeatedly harassed by police.
Paul Howell, aged 48, is due to be executed in Florida on 26 February for the murder of a police officer in 1992.
Approximately a hundred families have been forcibly evicted from an informal settlement known as Canaan in continuance of an illegal eviction process which started in December 2013.