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Three Big Challenges Facing Colombia’s Outsider Mayors

October 30, 2019

Since Colombia shifted to directly electing its mayors and governors thirty years ago, alternative politicians like Bogotá’s Antanus Mockus and Medellín’s Sergio Fajardo have occasionally challenged local political machines and won. Yet in most of the country, traditional political families have largely remained in power for decades.

That is, until the October 27 local elections.

Contrary to what...

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