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The 1958 Commission of Inquiry and Violence in Colombia

Keywords: Commissions of study on violence , National Front , bipartisan violence , social studies on recent past , Colombia.

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The National Commission to Inquiry for the Causes and Situations Present on inland Violence, better known as La Investigadora, was founded in 1958 at the dawn of the socalled National Front. This research paper explains, based on some documentary sources and newspaper accounts, how in a context of transition negotiated by elites, this initiative condensed a set of official practices and narrative plots structuring the way the Violence would be politically and socially processed and represented.

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