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FARC War: Attackers Grenade-Bomb Colombian Mayoral Hopeful’s Home

Two unidentified men hurled a grenade into the home of Betsaida Montejo Pérez, a mayoral candidate in the remote town of San Calixto, North Santander, Colombia, late Tuesday – the second major attack on a woman running for office in the country since the narco-terrorist FARC organization declared war on the country last week.

Betsaida Montejo Pérez, mayoral candidate in San Calixto, Catatumbo, Colombia, whose house was attacked with a grenade on September 3, 2019.

Democrats Building Secret List for Activist Supreme Court Appointees

Democrats running for president are compiling a secret list of activist judges for the Supreme Court and lower courts, and the Judicial Crisis Network is challenging Joe Biden and other candidates to follow President Donald Trump’s lead in publicly releasing the list, so citizens will know what they will be voting for in 2020.

A December 10, 2018 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. - The US Supreme Court declined to hear appeal cases by Kansas and Louisiana to end public funding through Medicaid to Planned Parenthood. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Holds Largest One-Day Election in History

Indonesia’s presidential election on Wednesday – the largest single-day election in history, with almost 193 million eligible voters casting ballots for 245,000 candidates spread across 17,000 islands – appears to have returned incumbent President Joko Widodo to office. The race was strongly influenced by Indonesia’s slide into hardline Islamism.

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Russian Minority Party Wins Latvian Vote, Populists Surge

HELSINKI (AP) — An opposition party favored by Latvia’s large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation’s parliamentary election, but it’s expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and government parties falter.

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Cameroon’s 85-Year-Old President Wants a 7th Term as Massacres Grow

The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the release of a video appearing to show soldiers in Cameroon killing a woman and infant, among others. As President Paul Biya, 85, prepares to run for a seventh term as president, foreign governments and human rights organizations are increasingly sounding the alarm on growing violence between French and English speakers in the country.

Cameroonian President Paul Biya speaks during the regional security summit on Boko Haram threat to African security in Abuja, on May 14, 2016. Regional and Western powers were urged to do more to stop the threat from Boko Haram, as the UN voiced concern about its ties to the Islamic …