Liquid Tombs for Colombia’s Disappeared: Sounds and Images
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Uribe Alarcon, Maria Victoria
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Center for Latin American Studies,
The country has been at war—a socialcatastrophe since 1948, sparked by themurder of the revered liberal leaderJorge Eliécer Gaitán. Although his deathtook place in Bogotá, during the follow-ing 16 years Liberals and Conservatives waged a war mostly in the countrysidethat took 250,000 lives. Despite deathsof this magnitude, for decades no onetalked about victims nor mentioned the word “memory.
Country , Been at war , Social catastrophe , Leader , Memory