By Harvey F. Kline

ISBN-10: 081731556X

ISBN-13: 9780817315566

ISBN-10: 0817354107

ISBN-13: 9780817354107

Charts the development and failure of Colombian President Andrés Pastrana’s efforts to convey an finish to sixty years of civil war.

The civil battle in Colombia has waxed and waned for nearly sixty years with transferring targets, courses, and strategies one of the contending events and with bursts of appalling violence punctuated through uneasy truces, cease-fires, and makes an attempt at reconciliation. types of Marxism, the economics of narco-trafficking, peasant land starvation, poverty, and oppression combine jointly in a poisonous stew that has claimed uncounted lives of (most usually) peasants, conscript infantrymen, and those who simply obtained within the way.

Hope for solution of this clash is mostly limited to dreamers and millenialists of varied persuasions, yet sometimes an try is made at a leap forward within the army stalemate among the govt and the Marxist teams. essentially the most promising such makes an attempt was once made by way of new Colombian President Andrés Pastrana at a time while the most insurgent teams appeared receptive to critical discussion. This ebook is an account of that attempt at peace, observed on the outset by way of family and overseas help and desire, and but doomed like such a lot of others to eventual failure.

Through interviews with a number of the actors during this drama, in addition to an figuring out of a number of the curiosity teams and fiscal forces at paintings in Colombia, Dr. Kline charts the growth and supreme failure of this attempt, and thereby hopes to extend realizing of the motives of its loss of good fortune. the significance of the solution of the clash to the area and to bland electorate of this afflicted land can't be

overstated.

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