Conflict, crime, and violence in Colombia

"Even by Latin American standards, Colombia is a violent country. It is also an exceptional laboratory for researchers interested in crime, conflict and more generally, in violence. Violence in Colombia is not a recent phenomenon: The country experienced six major civil wars during the course o...

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Autores Principales: Vargas, Juan F., Caruso, Raul
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: 2014
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/21774
https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0062
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spelling ir-10336-217742020-05-13T19:48:46Z Conflict, crime, and violence in Colombia Vargas, Juan F. Caruso, Raul Violencia Conflicto armado Problemas sociales & bienestar social en general Violence Conflict "Even by Latin American standards, Colombia is a violent country. It is also an exceptional laboratory for researchers interested in crime, conflict and more generally, in violence. Violence in Colombia is not a recent phenomenon: The country experienced six major civil wars during the course of the 19th century. A period of relative calm followed the bloodiest of these confrontations: “The War of the Thousand Days,” that lasted literally 1000 days (1899–1902), and resulted in the deaths of a large fraction of the population. In the late 1940s after the assassination of a liberal presidential candidate, partisan grievances flourished and a new civil war (know as “La Violencia”) began. It was ended by a power-sharing deal between the liberals and the conservatives in the late 1950s. By most accounts, the current conflict began in the mid 1960s, when two guerrilla organizations – Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) – (both are still active today) were formed. The largest of them, FARC, emerged from communist guerrillas dissatisfied by the exclusion of the left from the power-sharing deal, and from the remnants of liberal guerrillas that did not laid down their arms when the deal was brokered." 2014 2020-04-27T13:35:31Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 1079-2457 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/21774 https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0062 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf
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language Inglés (English)
topic Violencia
Conflicto armado
Problemas sociales & bienestar social en general
Violence
Conflict
spellingShingle Violencia
Conflicto armado
Problemas sociales & bienestar social en general
Violence
Conflict
Vargas, Juan F.
Caruso, Raul
Conflict, crime, and violence in Colombia
description "Even by Latin American standards, Colombia is a violent country. It is also an exceptional laboratory for researchers interested in crime, conflict and more generally, in violence. Violence in Colombia is not a recent phenomenon: The country experienced six major civil wars during the course of the 19th century. A period of relative calm followed the bloodiest of these confrontations: “The War of the Thousand Days,” that lasted literally 1000 days (1899–1902), and resulted in the deaths of a large fraction of the population. In the late 1940s after the assassination of a liberal presidential candidate, partisan grievances flourished and a new civil war (know as “La Violencia”) began. It was ended by a power-sharing deal between the liberals and the conservatives in the late 1950s. By most accounts, the current conflict began in the mid 1960s, when two guerrilla organizations – Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) – (both are still active today) were formed. The largest of them, FARC, emerged from communist guerrillas dissatisfied by the exclusion of the left from the power-sharing deal, and from the remnants of liberal guerrillas that did not laid down their arms when the deal was brokered."
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