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Colombia: When the Dead Belong to the Upper-Class

At Hoja Blanca, Lucas Urdaneta refers to the so-called Colmenares Case (the murder of a student of the University of the Andes which has received a lot of media coverage in Colombia), and wonders [es] what happens when victims don't belong to the privileged classes. He adds that, given the disproportionate attention to these cases, a solution for the internal armed conflict would be, as some argue, to send upper-middle class boys to military service.

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