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The Making Of Modern Colombia

Author : David Bushnell
ISBN : 0520082893
Genre : History
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"I simply cannot think of an example of recent scholarship on Latin America that I found as thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable as this study."--Charles Bergquist, University of Washington

Colombian Agency And The Making Of Us Foreign Policy

Author : Alvaro Mendez
ISBN : 9781317215738
Genre : Political Science
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This book studies a significant event in US relations with Latin America, shedding light on the role of dependent states and their foreign policy agency in the process by which local concerns become intertwined with the dominant state’s foreign policy. Plan Colombia was a large-scale foreign aid programme through which the US intervened in the internal affairs of Colombia, by invitation. It proved to be one of the major successes of US foreign policy, and has been credited with stemming a potentially catastrophic security failure of the Colombian state. This book discusses the strategies and practices deployed by the Colombian government to influence US foreign policy decision making at the bureaucratic, legislative and executive levels, and is a distinctive contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of small power agency. Giving a clearer insight into the decision making processes in both the US and Colombia, this book founds its argument on solid empirical analysis assembled from interviews of the major players in the events including: Andres Pastrana, President of Colombia; Thomas Pickering, US State Department; Arturo Valenzuela, Senior Director for Inter-American Affairs at the NSA; General Barry McCaffrey, the US ‘Drug Czar’; and Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Approaching the events in question from a bottom-up theoretical perspective that puts the emphasis on the facts of the case, this book will be of great interest to academics, students and policy makers in the field of foreign policy analysis, US foreign policy studies, and Latin American studies.

Killing Pablo

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 9783827078902
Genre : Social Science
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1992 rief der Präsident Kolumbiens die Amerikaner gegen den mächtigsten Staatsfeind des Landes zu Hilfe: Pablo Escobar hatte mit seinen Kokainmilliarden und seinen Killerkommandos das Land an den Rand des Chaos gebracht. Mark Bowden schildert in seinem atemberaubenden Bericht die Jagd einer Spezialeinheit des amerikanischen Militärs auf einen der »größten Verbrecher der Welt«. Dabei stützt er sich auf Interviews mit Beteiligten und auf Hunderte von Seiten geheimdienstlicher Dokumente, darunter die Mitschriften von Escobars abgehörten Telefongesprächen.

Land Der Geister

Author : Laura Restrepo
ISBN : 3630621732
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Bev Lkerung Fertilit T Und Familienplanung In Kolumbien

Author : Teresa Huhle
ISBN : 9783839435403
Genre : History
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Ab den 1950er Jahren griff im Westen die Angst vor einer 'Bevölkerungsexplosion' in den sogenannten unterentwickelten Ländern um sich. Eine rasant ansteigende Zahl an Bevölkerungsexperten sollte der vermeintlichen Gefahr mittels Familienplanung, neuer Verhütungsmittel und sexueller Aufklärung begegnen. Teresa Huhle zeigt, wie in Kolumbien im Zuge dieser Anstrengungen soziologische, demografische und medizinische Wissensbestände geschaffen wurden, die gesellschaftliche Debatten um Familie, Gender, Sexualität und Gesundheit maßgeblich formten - Debatten, die nichts Geringeres verhandelten als den Entwurf eines modernen und entwickelten Landes mit eigenverantwortlichen Staatsbürgerinnen und -bürgern.

Kleine Geschichte Kolumbiens

Author : Hans-Joachim König
ISBN : 3406568041
Genre : Colombia
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Colombia S Narcotics Nightmare

Author : James D. Henderson
ISBN : 9781476618845
Genre : History
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This history of Colombia’s illegal drug trade—and of the extreme violence it created—describes how in the late 1960s narcotics traffickers from the United States convinced Colombians who had no previous involvement in the drug trade to grow marijuana for export to America. By the early ’70s, foreign (mostly American) traffickers began requesting cocaine. This book focuses on the decades of crime and violence the illegal drug trade brought to Colombia and how this social upset was ended in the early 2000s. Six chapters detail the Medellín and Cali cartels’ war against the Colombian government, the revolutionary guerrillas’ war against the government, the war that paramilitary groups conducted against the guerrillas, and the way in which the government finally put a stop to the cartel-financed bloodshed. In conclusion, the author assesses Colombia’s progress and prospects since the end of the violence claimed the lives of some 300,000 between 1975 and 2008.

Between Legitimacy And Violence

Author : Marco Palacios
ISBN : 9780822387893
Genre : History
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Between Legitimacy and Violence is an authoritative, sweeping history of Colombia’s “long twentieth century,” from the tumultuous civil wars of the late nineteenth century to the drug wars of the late twentieth. Marco Palacios, a leading Latin American historian, skillfully blends political, economic, social, and cultural history. In an expansive chronological narrative full of vivid detail, he explains Colombia’s political history, discussing key leaders, laws, parties, and ideologies; corruption and inefficiency; and the paradoxical nature of government institutions, which, while stable and enduring, are unable to prevent frequent and extreme outbursts of violence. Palacios traces the trajectory of the economy, addressing agriculture (particularly the economic significance of coffee), the development of a communication and transportation infrastructure, industrialization, and labor struggles. Palacios also gives extensive attention to persistent social inequalities, the role of the Catholic Church, demographic shifts such as urbanization and emigration, and Colombia’s relationship with the United States. Offering a comparative perspective, he frequently contrasts Colombia with other Latin American nations. Throughout, Palacios offers a helpful interpretive framework, connecting developments with their causes and consequences. By thoroughly illuminating Colombia’s past, Between Legitimacy and Violence sheds much-needed light on the country’s violent present.

Sharing Power

Author : Barbara Frechette
ISBN : 9781462010967
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After Barbara Frechette arrived in Colombia in 1994 as the wife of the United States ambassador, she witnessed the fascinating rise of powerful women leaders during the uncertainty of a dangerous drug war that raged for years. Fascinated as to how and why women progressed with such extraordinary speed in Colombia despite facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Frechette asked seven influential women leaders to analyze this paradoxical development. In this re-released version of her original comprehensive study of a women's movement in Colombia that sprang to life after women won the vote in 1957 and blossomed in 1998 when two of the women in this book ran for president, Frechette offers captivating chronological leadership profiles of outstanding women and the family influences, leadership styles, and religious roots that inspired them to seek to better their nation, despite death threats and risks of political exile.


Author : Che Guevara
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173001163082
Genre : South America
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