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Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales
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Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Jane M. Rausch

Abstract

In the 1980s the discovery of exploitable petroleum deposits in the Llanos Orientales or eastern plains of Colombia transformed what had long been a neglected frontier into the fastest growing region in the country. This book provides a survey of the region's history in the last half of the twentieth century by examining government policies toward the Llanos from 1946 to the present and the resulting planned and spontaneous political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the departments of Meta, Casanare, Arauca, and Vichada. Jane Rausch demonstrates that the Llanos as a tropical fron ... More

Keywords: Llanos Orientales, frontiers, Colombia, history, South America, petroleum, development, exploitation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044668
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044668.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane M. Rausch, author