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Chris Kraul

Chris Kraul covers South America for the Los Angeles Times from his base in Bogota, Colombia. He joined the paper in 1987 and was business editor of the San Diego edition until it closed in 1992. He then began covering the border and Mexican economies until his assignment to The Times’ Mexico City bureau in 2001. He reopened the paper’s Bogota bureau in 2006. He has also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and also has been a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Business Journal.
Right-wing former senator wins Colombia's presidential election, beating left-wing former guerrilla

Right-wing former Sen. Ivan Duque easily defeated left-wing former guerrilla Gustavo Petro in Colombia’s presidential runoff election Sunday.

Right-wing candidate has the edge going into Colombia's presidential election

With moderates absent from Sunday’s presidential ballot, Colombian voters will choose between two extremist candidates to confront pressing problems including a fraying peace agreement, rising violence and stubborn social and economic inequality.

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