Colombia: Study In Death

In Colombia, the rugged Andean land perched on South America's northwest shoulder, more than 200,000 men, women and children in the past 14 years have died in a senseless and uncoordinated fury that no one seems able to end. The butchery is so much a part of national life that many Colombians have learned to ignore it. Last week a powerful new book, La Violencia en Colombia, was creating a stir in Bogotá. It attempts to understand the killing, measure its costs, and bring Colombians face-to-face with the bloody, bitter consequences.

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