A boy sits under a banner of Democratic Center presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga during a campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Accusations of bribes from drug traffickers, spying and email hacking have turned Colombia's presidential election into an ugly slugfest that has further polarized a country trying to emerge from its violent past.Much of the blame for the dirty campaigning falls on two former allies whose public feuding has divided Colombia the past four years: President Juan Manuel Santos and his still-powerful predecessor, Alvaro Uribe.Two days later, authorities arrested a computer expert who worked for Zuluaga's campaign, accusing him of hacking into the emails of FARC negotiators and even Santos.Uribe, without presenting any evidence, then accused Rendon of funneling $2 million from the alleged drug-dealer payments to Santos' 2010 campaign.Zuluaga is widely viewed as Uribe's subordinate.Congress is divided and Uribe, who was recently elected to the Senate, has promised to rally opposition against Santos should he win re-election.
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