VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA.
Analyzes historical & cultural causes & effects of political & drug-related violence in Andean region. Leadership, socioeconomics, guerillas, oppression, assassinations, role of military & govt., relations with U.S.
The purpose of this research is to examine the phenomenon of modern-day violence in the Andean region, particularly Colombia. The plan of the research... more
The purpose of this research is to examine the phenomenon of modern-day violence in the Andean region, particularly Colombia. The plan of the research will be to set forth in general terms the historical, social, political, and economic context in which Andean violence needs to be understood, and then to discuss whether violence, fostered in the form of domestic government policy and as a consequence of government policies of such engaged nations as the U.S., is in fact a realistic means of putting an end to the apparently incessant violence in the region. That is, is the "carrot" stronger or more effective than the "stick" in the project of breaking the cycle of murder and suffering plaguing the Andean region?
For the last sixty years, Colombians and neighboring countries have been using the stick, praying, as it seems, that one d