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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 refers to the massive riots that followed the assassination in Bogotá, Colombia of Liberal leader and presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán on April 9, 1948 during the government of President Mariano Ospina Pérez. The main cause of the period La Violencia is the assassination of the liberal candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitánin April 9 1948.This event makethe people inBogotá became frenzied and make some protests and violent acts that were name el bogotazo Development Causes ofla violencia The period la violencia was referred to the confrontations of the 2 political parties in Colombia, this civil war last 10 years and was mostly fought in the rural areas General Information La Violencia occurred among the paramilitary forces of the Colombian Liberal Party and the Colombian Communist Party, who organized as armed self-defense groups and as guerrilla military units. Each combatant party to the civil warfare fought against the paramilitary forces of the Colombian Conservative Party, and, occasionally, against each other. Bogotazo Most of the armed groups were demobilized during the amnesty declared by General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla after he took power in 1953. The most prominent bandolero leaders, Guadalupe Salcedo and Juan de la Cruz Varela signed the 1953 agreement Conclusion La Violencia Periode (1948 - 1958) Consequences Because of incomplete or non-existing statistical records, exact measurement of La Violencias humanitarian consequences is impossible. Scholars, however, estimate that between 200,000 and 300,000 lives were lost, 600,000 and 800,000 injured, and almost one million displaced. La Violencia affected 20% of the population, directly or indirectly
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