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How Colombia's Conflict Evolved Over Decades

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos is likely to give a boost to the country's efforts to end a half-century of hostilities with leftist rebels. The Associated Press explains how the conflict began and developed over the decades. How it started   The 1948 assassination of populist firebrand Jorge Eliecer Gaitan led to a political bloodletting known as " The Violence.'' Tens of thousands died, and peasant groups joined with...

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