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Historia del partido comunista de Colombia, Volume 2. Front Cover. Medófilo Medina. CEIS, – Colombia – pages. Medófilo Medina is the author of Historia del Partido Comunista de Colombia tomo I ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Acuerdos en C. sarrollo (Bogota, i); Gerardo Molina, Las ideas liberates en Colombia, vol. and Medofilo Medina, Historia del Partido Comunista de Colombia (Bogota.

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The Civilian Government Colombia has not experienced military dictatorship like so many other Latin American countries. In recent years, it has 10 engaged in spectacular mass kidnappings, and attacks on oil pipelines and electrical pylons, which many regard as a sabotage of the national economy. Since the other participants at the Berkeley conference “Colombia in Context” medinna concentrate on what happened in the s and s55, in closing I want only to mention a few crucial elements that should be kept in mind.

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The hope was that the Constitution of would bring peace by creating more decentralized, more participatory institutions, thus strengthening and legitimating the state by making it more inclusionary. Wilmington, To conclude, in this essay I have tried to explore the current Colombian situation by not focusing solely on drugs and hardly at all on the United States, but rather by conveying some insight into the internal complexity of the situation and its historical roots.

Raising coca was a prosperous way of life for all concerned: There are many forms of non-political as well as political violence. The National Front of was an agreement between the Conservative and Liberal party directorates that they would alternate the presidency and divide political offices for the next fifteen years Conflict in Columbia Hello delegates!

In the past decade, especially the last five years, it has expanded exponentially in numbers and geographical reach. This collaboration, documented by Human Rights Watch, is so close that some international observers call the paramilitaries “irregular dee of the state”.

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These Communist-influenced rural redoubts became refuge zones for peasants fleeing from partisan violence. The result of these novel economic activities and the building of railroads, which also began in the s was that people began migrating out of the highlands into the middle altitudes and lowlands which became the epicenter of commercial production in the late nineteenth century.


So they are carrying out a reverse agrarian reform, expelling peasants to take over land. Paula Delgado-Kling on May 4, The National Front system was a formal democracy with two political parties and elections every few years, comuunista as industrialization occurred and more people moved to cities, as society became more complex, and new social movements took form, they could not find independent political expression.

Along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, one finds significant black and mulatto populations and in the Magdalena valley, many people of mixed ancestry Indian-black-Spanish. And what effects will Plan Colombia have? Second, I want to emphasize that the regions where new commercial crops and export mddofilo have developed over the past forty years are the most violent places in Colombia today.

Homicide is the leading cause of death for men between the ages of 18 and 45, and the second leading cause for women. Advances Ratification Beethoven Medima Valencia. In the early s, when negotiations began, FARC had approximately 3, guerrillas in arms.

Oct; Fernando Cubides C. For information on these occurrences and an excellent analysis of the Colombian situation in the mids, see “The Central-Americanization of Colombia?

These were former public land areas where social relations were conflictual. Ediciones Aurora, ; Pearce, Colombia: Scholarly Resources,; and “Appendix: And today’s violence is combined with a serious economic recession and high unemployment, which fuels the recruiting of young people by the paramilitaries and the guerrillas. The Colombian government never defined and enforced a role for the military that respects civilian legality, institutions, comuunista human rights in a situation of ongoing internal warfare.

Scholarly Resources, These are new export crops. Like other Latin American Communist parties, the Colombian Communist party PCC was ihstoria in the late s, which happened to be a period of comunisga unrest in coffee regions in the eastern and central cordilleras. Paula Delgado-Kling on April 18, See also Patricia Lara S.


The present violence in Colombia has deep historical roots. A Regional History, Oxford: The government has no legitimate monopoly of force and is extremely weak; it does not and cannot effectively protect its citizens.

Medófilo Medina (Author of Historia del Partido Comunista de Colombia tomo I)

First, they are particularly strong in colonization zones where there has never been a positive state presence. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.

The paramilitaries are highly organized, have urban as well as rural operatives, and now carry out operations all over the country. These include an enormous escalation in crime over the past two 5 decades, conflicts between youth gangs, and the so-called “social cleansing” groups that attack prostitutes, homosexuals, and drug addicts in cities. Similar Items Por la comuista y el socialismo: But in the last forty years, Colombia experienced the sudden emergence of entirely new export products — drugs.

What are the effects of the economic recession?

In the late s, Medofiloo Virgilio Barco came to an agreement with the M guerrilla movement, which turned itself into a legal political party. What we have in Colombia is a weak government trying to deal with increasingly strong private forces who are using violent means to accumulate economic resources money, land ; to establish control over whole regions or territories; and to seek political advantage.

And these parties have endured: Politicians, journalists, university professors, human rights workers, trade unionists, peasant leaders, and church activists are threatened, and disappearances and assassinations are daily occurrences. Aguilar,provides much information on FARC and the paramilitaries. The responsibility of the Colombian state for the situation is not entirely clear. With this historical geography in mind, let us turn now to the historical roots of the current violence in Colombia.

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