Field Reports

CNN.com correspondent Steve Nettleton recently traveled across Colombia and met with combatants, officials and civilians swept up in the violence that daily convulses that nation.

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Tales of Colombia: A war weaves common thread of terror
Latin America's longest-running civil war unfolds through the lives of five people.

Trapped in the city
As paramilitaries and leftist guerrillas bring their war to town, citizens of Colombia's oil center ask, Whose side is the government on?

Seeds of hope in fields of war
Amid the chaos of their lives, Colombia's poor find a way to survive and to generate a bit of hope, if not for themselves, then for their children

Between a machete and a revolver
Dubious choices for Colombia's campesinos: Caught between making a living and staying alive

Peace and a piece of land
Colombians by the hundreds of thousands have fled the terror of the countryside only to find themselves stranded in squalor

Kidnapped: pinned by the sword and the wall
For the families and friends of Colombia's kidnapping victims, hope tempers the horror and the anger


Video Reports

CNN.com's Steve Nettleton investigates how farmers are surviving the drug war
(August 22, 2000)

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CNN.com's Steve Nettleton looks at one city on the front lines in Colombia's civil war
(August 24, 2000)

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CNN's Steve Nettleton says small groups are banding together to buy food and supplies, plant crops and sell goods
(August 26, 2000)

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CNN's Steve Nettleton reports how Colombian peasants who grow coca for meager wages are caught between opposing guerrilla forces
(August 30, 2000)

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CNN's Steve Nettleton takes an in-depth look at the kidnappings in Colombia
(September 9, 2000)

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