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Armed conflict, land grabs and big business: Colombia’s deadly pact | openDemocracy

The recent assassination of Colombian Marxist insurgent group leader Alfonso Cano has been hailed internationally as an advance towards peace, giving Colombia a boost down the path to becoming the latest emerging market of Latin America. A closer look at the history and nature of Colombia's nearly 50 year-long armed struggle, however, tells us otherwise.

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Colombia's illegal groups cast shadow over local polls

Colombia's illegal groups cast shadow over local polls | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Security gains in much of Colombia in recent years have not eradicated the problem of violence and corruption overshadowing some local elections in the country, reports BBC Mundo's Arturo Wallace.
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