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Should They Put Up with It?

Should the neighbors of a police station, who suffer damage to their property or their person from guerrilla attacks directed against the police station, tough it out and assume the cost of these injuries on their own? Or, should the state compensate them so they can rebuild their lives?

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The Country of the Eternal Party

The long national hangover caused by the end of the singer Diomedes´ eternal party continues to elicit different opinions. Most people go along with the idea that the dead can never be bad, as the a verse of one of the Cacique’s songs says. Others, like Cecilia Orozco, remember the deceased as a condemned murder, a fugitive of justice and protected by the paramilitaries.

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Land Reform in Colombia: One step Forward Two Steps Back

Land reform in Colombia, while politically sensitive, is necessary to stabilize the country and end a violent conflict that has plagued Colombians for more than half a century. Colombia’s internal fighting has deprived millions of their land and livelihood. Adopted in June 2011, Colombia’s Victims and Land Restitution Law, also known as Law 1448, is an important advance in providing restitution for those displaced by the conflict.

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