Urban Poor Perceptions of Violence and Exclusion in Colombia

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Despite sustained improvements in its social and economic indicators over the past several decades and its rich stock of natural and human resources, Colombia remains plagued by violence. The very high level of violence reflects a variety of factors, including the country's simmering 50-year-old civil war, the increase in armed conflict, the rise in urban and rural crime, and drug cartel-linked violence. As the government struggles to reach peace agreements with guerilla and paramilitary groups, political violence and armed ...

Urban Poor Perceptions of Violence and Exclusion in Colombia 2000, World Bank Publications, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780821347317

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