ISSN: 0094582X Latin American perspectives: a journal of capitalism and socialism. vol. 28/ No. 116/ Enero 2001 CONTENIDO: Colombia: the forgotten war -- Is the war ending? premises and hypothesis with which to view the conflict in Colombia/ Javier Guerrero Barón -- Institutions, military policy, and human rights in Colombia/ William Avilés -- The courtroom and the Bivouac: reflections on law and violence in Colombia/ Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín -- Colombia's M-19 democratic alliance: a case study in new-party self-destruction/ Lawrence Boudon -- Democratic discourse and the conflict in Colombia/ Miguel Gamboa -- The evolution of armed conflict in Medellin: an analysis of the major actors/ Ramiro Ceballos Melguizo -- Facing destruction, rebuilding life: gender and the internally displaced in Colombia / Donny Meertens -- From my prison cell: time and space in prison in Colombia, an ethnographic approach/ William Carrillo Leal -- Book review: Assessing Colombia's political system/ William Aviles.