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What's behind Colombia's spiraling cycle of violence

August 20, 1999
Web posted at: 11:50 a.m. EDT (1550 GMT)


(CNN) - Colombia seems to be trapped in a spiraling cycle of violence that ensnares the government, rebels, paramilitaries -- and thousands of civilians.

In this video report, CNN correspondent Lucia Newman examines what's behind the problem and why it matters -- not just for Colombia, but also for the region and even the United States.

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