The Colombian crisis
Discussions of the armed conflict in Colombia have gained international awareness over the past years. Current events neglect to note the complexities of the civil war conflict that has afflicted Colombia for many decades. The armed soldiers still have a presence in the country, though there have been vast improvements under the current Uribe administration. Since there are only a few existing written accounts of the revolutionary groups this study attempts to contribute to the scholarly discourse. The bulk of this research is dedicated to providing a history of the three dominant illegally armed groups in Colombia, The FARC, the ELN, and the AUC. This study will attempt to provide an accurate analysis of the conflict by describing the groups in their historical context. Conclusions to the Colombian crisis include points of view from all areas. Guerilla and paramilitary ideas include a national convention, government trust in leadership and increasing societal participation. Government actors seek progress in the peace process through the demobilization of the revolutionary groups. As well as defining the conflict, this study sheds light on various possibilities for conflict resolution.
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Sadri, Houman A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences;Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Luna, Tania Sophia, "The Colombian crisis" (2008). HIM 1990-2015. 735.