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Jaime Pardo Leal


Jaime Pardo Leal was the Presidential candidate of the Patriotic Union, Colombia for the 1986 elections.

Members of the Patriotic Union became the target of multiple death threats and assassination attempts. Pardo Leal himself, after running for president in 1986, was assassinated by a 14-year old in October 11 1987, who was later killed as well. Druglord Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha, also known as "the Mexican", was apparently involved in the murder as a sponsor. The Colombian Communist Party newspaper Voz published a report in which it allegedly linked members of the Colombian military to Rodriguez Gacha.

By 1988, the ...

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