By Harvey F. Kline

ISBN-10: 081731556X

ISBN-13: 9780817315566

ISBN-10: 0817381376

ISBN-13: 9780817381370

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

The civil struggle in Colombia has waxed and waned for nearly sixty years with transferring ambitions, 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. forms 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 frequently) peasants, conscript infantrymen, and those who simply received within the way.

Hope for answer of this clash is mostly limited to dreamers and millenialists of varied persuasions, yet sometimes an try out is made at a leap forward within the army stalemate among the govt. and the Marxist teams. the most promising such makes an attempt used to be made through new Colombian President Andrés Pastrana at a time whilst the most insurgent teams appeared receptive to severe discussion. This booklet is an account of that attempt at peace, observed on the outset by means of household and foreign aid 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 knowing of some of the curiosity teams and monetary forces at paintings in Colombia, Dr. Kline charts the growth and supreme failure of this attempt, and thereby hopes to extend figuring out of the reasons of its loss of good fortune. the significance of the solution of the clash to the zone and to bland electorate of this land can't be
overstated.

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Samper was a weak president and needed the support of the military. ”36 Between the two guerrilla groups, FARC has always been less uni¤ed than the ELN, despite purges in the 1990s to end the disunity and the fact that FARC has had the same leader since 1964. Divisions exist among the different parts of the country and according to the number of years in the guerrilla con®ict. 37 In the latter the guerrilla groups established power before the government and later learned of the money to be made from the drug trade.

37 In the latter the guerrilla groups established power before the government and later learned of the money to be made from the drug trade. In the early 1990s the ELN was divided into three major groups, one of which was dominated by former Spanish priest Manuel Pérez and another that demobilized during the Gaviria presidency. 38 As noted in chapter 2, following the death of Pérez in 1998 there was a leadership struggle that no doubt had effects on the unity of the group. Finally there are the differences between the national government and the regional ones.

Such was the case in the Betancur and Barco governments. It was successful for the demobilization of the M-19 towards the end of the Barco government and for the beginning of the process with the EPL, although that course of action did not end until the early days of the Gaviria administration. In the Gaviria peace process there was no such precondition. Hence bargaining took place at the same time that armed con®ict was going on, with all the dif¤culties that went along with that combination. Each side, from time to time, took military actions with the goal of increasing their power at the bargaining table.

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