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Colombian Green Party Candidate Mockus Deploys Obama-Style Street Art

On Sunday, voters in Colombia will close out one of the most interesting free elections ever held in South America.

Last month, thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and a huge push from young voters, a quirky Green Party candidate named Antanas Mockus came from nowhere to force the establishment ticket into a runoff vote for the presidency.

I spent the last week in Cartagena, on Colombia's Caribbean coast (including an "unscheduled" extra few days thanks to the Spirit Airline strike). In the mango-shaded parks dotting the colonial Old Town, the election is narrowly edging out the World Cup to dominate the old man debate circuit.

But the most interesting sign of the election I saw around town was Mockus' supporters guerilla street-art, which clearly echoes Shepard Fairey's iconic work for Obama's campaign

Click through for more photos of the Colombian version of the "Hope" poster.

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