A period of violent uprising which claimed thousands of lives.
Groups like the may 19th movement(M-19), the National Liberation Army(ELN), and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia(FARC) create and atmosphere of violence and instability.
Columbia becomes one of the international centers for illegal frug production and trafficking.
Cuartas unsuccessfully tried to eliminate the guerrilla violence
Lead by the umbrella group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia these groups were made up of drug traffickers and landowners.
House of Representatives dropped the charges
23,000 reported killed in the year.
Announced by the Colombian military. Largest number in the world
This pledged $1.3 billion from the US to fight the drug trafficking in Colombia.