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A Nice Place to Live if You Can Live With Terror

On the surface, it was a perfectly normal day as tee time approached at the Club los Búhos for Mario Céspedes and his three golfing partners. The sun shone brightly at 8 a.m., the greens were immaculately groomed, the caddies were decked out in bright blue jumpsuits and a hearty lunch awaited in the club’s restaurant. But as Mr. Céspedes, 69, a retired surgeon smartly dressed in pressed gray slacks and a cotton vest, prepared to tee off at the club on Bogotá’s outskirts, he wondered whether things would ever be the same. On Friday, the country’s largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, detonated a 330-pound bomb in the parking garage of an elite social and sports club, El Nogal, killing 32 people, wounding at least 160 and sending shivers down the backs of the upper classes here. Full Story

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