COLOMBIA: Aftermath

An uneasy peace, punctuated by occasional snipers' bullets, returned last week to battered Bogota. The Colombian Federation of Labor lifted its general strike. Trains ran again, bringing food into the city. Gangs of workers shoveled rubble in every street. While some plain citizens dug among the ruins for their belongings, others searched the cemeteries to find their dead. In the upheaval touched off by the assassination of Liberal Chieftain Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, at least 500 had been killed, 2,000 injured.

The International Conference of American States, whose sessions had been so rudely interrupted by the outbreak, moved to the...

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