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Rural Social Movements in Latin AmericaOrganizing for Sustainable Livelihoods$
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Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033327

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033327.001.0001

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The Mobilization of Colombian Ethnic Minorities

The Mobilization of Colombian Ethnic Minorities

(p.138) 7: The Mobilization of Colombian Ethnic Minorities
Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Alvaro Velasco Álvarez

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses an analysis of how Colombian ethnic minorities have mobilized to overcome the legacy of Spanish colonialism that had destroyed their past. It also focuses on the efforts of the indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities to recover their heritage and traditions, as well as to protect their communities from the impact of both the internal armed conflict and neoliberal policies in Colombia.

Keywords:   ethnic minorities, Spanish colonialism, heritage, traditions, armed conflict, neoliberal policies, Colombia, Afro-Colombian communities

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