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After the death of Colombian Liberal Jorge Gaitan, tensions arose around the Colombian liberal,Conservative and Communist parties.All three parties organized armed guerrilla units.
Families are forced to move and give up property. There are no news accounts from the war as journalist were afraid of revenge attacks by the different parties.
It is said that Catholic priest who were supportive of the conservative party, condemned and put liberals to death.
Most battles were fought on the countryside.
In the 1950 election there were no liberal candidates for any political role.
1950 Colombian Liberal Party
An estimated 170,000 civilians were killed.
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