A country under siege from within
Colombia's government is fighting a war from all sides. Besieged
by two leftist rebel organizations, one of South America's oldest democracies
is also being undermined by brutal right-wing paramilitary groups
and powerful narcotics traffickers.
Decades of violence and
uncertainty have fractured the nation's social structure. Hundreds
of thousands of Colombians have become refugees in their own
land. Scores more leave their country every week.
situation in Colombia through this site -- including a series
of exclusive field reports from CNN.com correspondent Steve
Nettleton. Read essays from academic analysts, correspondents
and longtime observers of the conflict. Learn more about the
issues, the participants and the groups involved in a nation's
struggle for peace and stability.