Evil Hour in Colombia
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Description: The most up-to-date book on Colombia: from the mid-19th century to today's guerrilla narco-traffickers and paramilitaries. Colombia is the least understood of Latin American countries. Its human tragedy, which features terrifying levels of kidnapping, homicide and extortion, is generally ignored or exploited. In this urgent new work, Forrest Hylton, who has extensive first-hand experience of living and working in Colombia, explores its history of 150 years of political conflict, characterized by radical-popular mobilization and reactionary repression. He shows how patterns of political conflict after 1848, and especially after 1948, explain the war currently destroying Colombian lives, property, communities and territory. Evil Hour in Colombia also traces how Colombia's "coffee capitalism" gave way to the cattle and cocaine republic of the 1980s, and how land, wealth and power have been steadily accumulated by the light-skinned top of the social pyramid through a brutal combination of terror, expropriation and economic depression.
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall