By James J. Brittain

This e-book offers an insider's account of Columbia's inner clash. on the vanguard are the innovative militia of Colombia-People's military (FARC-EP). even if they're essentially the most robust army forces in Latin American heritage, little is understood concerning the FARC-EP. James J. Brittain explains the place and why this political army stream got here into life and assesses even if the equipment hired through the insurgency have the capability to unfastened these marginalised in Colombia. As democratic socialism develops in Venezuela and Bolivia, Brittain's attention-grabbing examine assesses the relevance of armed fight to twenty first century Latin American politics. this can be a vital name for these wishing to enhance a whole realizing of the continent. via comparing the FARC-EP's activities, ideological building, and their theoretical placement, the booklet gauges how this guerrilla circulate pertains to innovative idea and perform and during what tangible mechanisms, if any, they're making a new Colombia.

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