Colombia confronts its bloody past

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Colombia's mass graves are starting to reveal the true horror of more than a decade of paramilitary massacres and murders. But few believe the full truth will ever be known or that the government wants it all revealed.

The front line in the search for truth under the country's controversial peace and justice law, which set out the conditions for paramilitaries to disband, is the exhumation of mass graves across the country.

These are being carried out by the attorney general's office and its investigative wing, the Technical Investigative Body (CTI), which is examining the thousands of killings committed by the paramilitary United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC).

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