Colombia and the United States: War, Unrest and Destabilization

Colombia and the United States War Unrest and Destabilization Every year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war ravaged country of Colombia But help it with what In Colombia and the U S Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating

  • Title: Colombia and the United States: War, Unrest and Destabilization
  • Author: Mario A. Murillo
  • ISBN: 9781583226063
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war ravaged country of Colombia But help it with what In Colombia and the U.S Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating impact that U.S military aid continues to have on the war torn people of Colombia Beginning with a brief history of Colombia, Murillo analyzes the complex forces driviEvery year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war ravaged country of Colombia But help it with what In Colombia and the U.S Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating impact that U.S military aid continues to have on the war torn people of Colombia Beginning with a brief history of Colombia, Murillo analyzes the complex forces driving Colombia s current decades old guerilla war, U.S involvement, media perceptions, and possible paths to peace Whether it has been the U.S led war against drug trafficking, the newly constituted war against terrorism, or, as we have seen over the last two years, a convenient marriage of the two, the main effect has been to allow the U.S to further expand its role in Colombia The foundations of Colombia s social, political, and military conflict are rarely addressed by U.S policy Murillo describes Colombia s history of institutionalized corruption, state neglect, far reaching poverty, and political violence and how they precede by decades the introduction and expansion of the drug trade.Colombia and the U.S argues that the conflict in Colombia is not about drugs, nor guerrillas, nor terrorism, but rather about the unwillingness of the country s elite to open up spaces for truly democratic participation in areas of economic and social development and political representation.

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    129 thoughts on “Colombia and the United States: War, Unrest and Destabilization

    • A solid alternative-press take on Colombia's war on drugs. The authors sympathies lie with the insurgent groups and at times is insufficiently critical of the leftist/counter-government positions, but there's a lot of reportage here that's hard to get in English. Recommended if read along with other, more mainstream works.


    • Murillo presents a convincing argument that Colombia is in the midst of a protracted civil war that has been prolonged by US intervention. He also reveals the absurdity of claims by US officials that counter-narcotics or counter-terrorism are significant motivations for this intervention. Oil and coffee appear to be much higher priorities, and Murillo's account discusses the ways in which US intervention is helping to "liberate" both from the control of indigenous communities and peasant farmers [...]


    • Clearly written for a college course in mind, this is a dense but short book containing a simplified history of the guerilla and civil wars in Colombia, as well as the role the US plays in the conflict. Murillo tries to be objective, but at the end he kind of gives up, and joins the side of the FARC, to an extent. The human rights atrocities committed in Colombia are worth knowing about, and the study of the news coverage in the US of Colombia is too short a section. I would have liked more anal [...]


    • Good book about the political history of Columbia. It attempts to debunk popular misconceptions about Columbia. It is fairly good though some statistics are not sourced which was a little frustrating for me.


    • My copy says it is by Mario A. Murillo with thanks to Avirama. This is a very good overview of the current situation with groups such as FARC and the US involvement in the nation and the dangerous effects it is having on the people.


    • An interesting subject but this book isn't for the casual reader and that's what I am. It has gotten me interested enough to look out for other books on the topic, though. :-)


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