According to the police report, Padilla was travelling in his car on the road between Cereté and Cienaga de Oro, when men on a motorcycle shot him several times. Last Saturday the chairman of the council of Doncello Caquetá, Elser Mary Endo was also murdered.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are reponsible for most of the murders, says Estrada. According to him the FARC has their “Plan Pistola, which makes all politicians military targets.The departments with most murdered politicians are Antioquia, Huila and Valle del Cauca.The political party most affected by the murders is the Liberal Party. 35 percent of the murdered politicians belonged to that party. 14 percent of the murdered politicians were part of the Popular Movement of Civic Convergence. None of the murdered politicians belonged to president Uribe’s Democratic Colombia Party.According to a report by the Human Rights Department of Fenacon one out of every four counsillors in the country have been threatened since 2002. All demanded protection to the Ministry of Interior and the Justice Department.
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