CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY -- RURAL VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA

Created: 12/8/1960

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RURAL VIOLENCE

Banditry and otherf violence In rural aroas of Colombia, which have caused aneaths over tho pastears, have recently lacreasedwo-year decline. This unrest springs largelyomplex of agrar-

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es, regional rivalries, arty antagonisms, but and pro-Castro ol'e-ctlvoly endeavoring it.

es betweon factions

have paralyzed local governments, impelling many Colombians to tako Justice into their owo bands and destroying respect for law and order In tho areas of violonce.

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f san national police are assigned to violence areas, but they have- been unable tobepolice neaB-ures and limitedprograms for ex-guorrlllae had improved theto some extent, but lnterpertyotraparty bickering novo stymied coDgroOr-sional action on much-needed reformto improve the basic causes of UDreat.

Tbe Colombian Communist party, wblcb has annd has bad legal status has bad sons success Inpeasantrest. Communisthave for some years bad absolute control over the Suma-paz and Viota regions

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and agrarian reform ubstantialof rural violence now would underline Llerau"in view ot his pledgo to solve thisaggravate tensions witbln the government (SEC RETT

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