Colombia In Focus us an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this fascinating country. It explores:
- The history: conflict, regional rivalry and how Colombia descended into La Violencia
- The politics: Liberals and Conservatives; the guerrillas; the birth of the 'narcodemocracy'
- The society: human rights and violence; the impact of the drug cartels; indigenous communities and Afro-Colombians
- The culture: Gargia Márquez and the land of magical realism; salsa and cumbia; sculptors and footballers.
Colombia In Focus is the fifth in a series of guides, covering the countries of South and Central America and the Caribbean.
1. Colombia In Focus