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Published: 27 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392965-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9296-5
... example, Afro- Colombians came together with rural workers, indigenous peoples, and labor union members to issue a public declaration against the proposed free-trade agreement between Colombia and the United States. Their rallying cry was ‘‘For territory, dignity and self-determination: No to...
Published: 27 August 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9296-5
... multicultural represents a break with respect to the nation-State model shaped in the political ideology of mestizaje, with the Hispanic-mestizo as the cultural paradigm necessary to the achievement of civilization, of progress Two groups central to the new Colombian multicultural state were indigenous...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398325-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9832-5
... CHAPTER ONE + Dominican History, the United States in the Caribbean, and the Origins of the Good Neighbor Policy The western Atlantic Ocean washes a wide arc of land formed...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398066-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9806-6
... IJ. HISPANIC ART IN THE UNITED STATES ((This Is Not a Barrio" When the many different movements for civil rights, ethnic pride, women's liberation, and antiwar resistance confronted the...
Published: 07 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378891-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7889-1
...three market and interculturality Latin America between Europe and the United States Who are our others? This question is being reformulated in times of globaliza- tion. Moreover it is impossible to answer it in the same way in all cases; for ex- ample, it is one thing to speak of finances...
Published: 24 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392729-183
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9272-9
... a very good effect. Later on, some two weeks ago, when the disturbance seemed to be more of a race question than the request for higher wages, we wrote to our Lawyer Arias in Panama stating the circumstances and explaining to him that the peo- ple were simply being agitated and exploited by...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396352-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9635-2
... of the Caribbean and to Europe, where most Colombian bananas were marketed. Even prior to the advent of the United Fruit Company, the region was not an isolated backwater. Its most prominent families were cosmopolitan people with far-flung commercial connections. In the 1880s and 1890s...
Published: 26 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392033-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9203-3
... the war on drugs. History tells us that until the end of the 1980s the Colombian army did not participate in antinarcotics activities, despite repeated demands made on the Colombian government by the United States. Rather it was the antinarcotics police, established in 1981, that took on this...
Published: 10 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394204-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9420-4
... political problems of Putumayo as on achieving quick eradication, so it could be recertified by the United States. In sum, hidden powers exercised their influence on the two negotiating parties both during and after the 1996 Orito discussions. FARC ultimately op...
Published: 30 October 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385288-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8528-8
... pathways shaping their actions and beliefs. In particu- lar, the documents that focus on managerial manipulation of the ethnic compo- sition of the labor force provide an especially rich display of the pseudoscientific racialist theories upheld by the elite of the United States with respect to how best...
Published: 27 October 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8533-2
... the check- list model of revolution, in which the Spanish American revolutions are compared to the French and United States models to see where they failed as modern bourgeois revolutions. Antonio Annino, for example, has pointed out that the more recent Black Legend of Span- ish American...
Published: 10 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394204-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9420-4
... Chapter One History of Colonization, Marginalization, and the State Guerrillas, Drug Trafficking, and Paramilitarism in the Colombian Amazon The Amazon region has been seen by the central government both as a solution to land pressures elsewhere in the country and as a national secu...
... abbreviations of colombian organizations Indigenous Organizations, Programs, and Political Parties acin Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (Association of Indigenous Cabildos of Northern Cauca) aico Autoridades...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387480-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8748-0
... debasement in the Colombian intellectual. The turn of the twentieth century is still thought of nostalgically as the time 310 Santiago Villaveces-Izquierdo when power takers and knowledge holders were once united.∏ Today, the only feasible possibility of duplicating such a union is either by entering...
Published: 16 May 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8789-3
... for the definitive rise of coffee in the Colombian economy, and for the ever more hegemonic presence of the United States in Colombian life, until it became what President Marco Fidel Suárez would call the North Star. It was a period of social change in a decidedly capitalist direction, sporadically...
Published: 20 July 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390879-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9087-9
... the state. Since the start of the constitutional-reform process, these entities have engaged in legal and political battles to determine the fu­ ture shape of the region and its natural-resource wealth. The struggle to pass and implement Law 70 was part of Afro-Colombians’ attempts to insure...
Published: 20 July 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390879-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9087-9
... ordinary Colombians and state officials, the recognition of black ethnic rights was an extension of the change in Colombia’s nationalist ideology. Some referred to Article 7 of the 1991 Constitution, which declares Colombia to be a multiethnic and pluricultural nation. But many who espoused this...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397045-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9704-5
... (sometimes triple) cou• pon offer at the supermarket. Nevertheless, the aura of a lucky break permeates the culture. Does Borges chuckle in his grave to know that many states in the United States fund their roads, schools, and basic social services with revenues from government-run lotteries? This is...
Published: 08 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391920-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9192-0
... (despite tours to Central America, Venezuela, and the United States), Lucho Bermúdez demonstrated an exceptional capacity for adaptation. By 1944, for example, he had already taken charge of the music at a nightclub in the capital. In time, Bogotá’s cold chased away a good number of his musicians...
Published: 05 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384342-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8434-2
... the co√ee trade increased considerably. Co√ee was the only im- portant Colombian export at this time, and the United States was the pri- mary market for the product. The significance of co√ee should be empha- sized in light of the successive nineteenth-century failures with quinine, indigo...