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Why is Colombia striking for change?

Franz, Tobias and Gómez Suárez, Andrei (2019) Why is Colombia striking for change? LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog (16 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Ongoing protests in Colombia are of a scale not seen since the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1948. Though they began as a response to specific economic and social reforms, the national strike led by a broad yet diverse coalition of movements and organisations has become a lightning rod for longer-term discontent about the failing peace process, the killing of hundreds of social leaders, unequal access to education and health services, and a low-wage, extractive, neoliberal economic model. Like other parts of Latin America and the wider world, Colombia is finally waking up, write Tobias Franz (SOAS) and Andrei Gómez Suárez (University of Bristol).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 15:30
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 00:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103507

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