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Saturday, July 22, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Speaking of the Colombian conflict, here are two charts that I put together yesterday for Chapter Two of my book:



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The rate is per 100,000 persons. A noteworthy point of comparison is that the murder rate for the infamous civil war known as La Violencia (the peak of which was 1948-1958) was lower in some years than the current rate (and far lower than the late 1980s through to the early 2000s).

The next graphic has the comparative murder rates for Colombia, the US and the World for the 1970-2002 periods:



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  1. Poliblogger seems to be in his element lately

    I don’t just mean he’s spot on in his blogging about Colombia, his oeuvre, as he does here http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10390 (where one almost wishes Colombian paramilitaries were challenging Columbia’s rebels until one recalls th…

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