Murderous gangs are fearsome obstacle to Colombia's long-elusive goal of land reform

  • by: FRANK BAJAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 16, 2013 - 5:15 PM

MORROA, Colombia — Caught in the crossfire between far-right militias and leftist rebels, 40 families abandoned the farm they shared in the foothills of Colombia's Montes de Maria range. The land repeatedly switched hands before being sold to a businessman.

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