|Ciudad Bolivar is a very large, poor suburb of Bogota. The day before I was there, police had flattened several blocks of these homes in a land dispute. Witnesses said three people were killed.|
The cause of the violence in Colombia is very complex. Here is a summary of my attempt to understand what was going on there in Febuary of 1995. It's of course a gross simplification but it's a place to start.
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