Colombia: Territorial Rule and the Llanos Frontier by Jane M. Rausch

By Jane M. Rausch

Examines efforts & disasters of four presidential administrations to set up powerful rule over Colombia's frontier territories among 1930-1946, the reasons of the 1948-1964 "Violencia" Civil struggle & impression of guerrilla task & drug cartels within the Nineties.

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I realized that Colombia was a nation with not one but several frontiers, each presenting unique geographic and demographic challenges, and that by considering only one section of the lowland periphery, I was overlooking the fact that frontier policy might be generated by events occurring in the other regions. As I started to examine the era of the Liberal Republic, there seemed to be even more reason to consider Colombia's multiple frontiers. " López Pumarejo was eager to promote the development of the eastern plains, but a major concern of his administration, as for that of his predecessor, was to resolve the Leticia border crisis.

It gave them control over the public education of Colombian citizens Page 17 as well as unlimited amounts of baldíos to promote colonization. It raised the official subsidy to 75,000 pesos a year, and it stated that no persons who were unacceptable to the missionaries might be appointed to positions of civil authority. Ostensibly adopted to protect the indigenous people and missionaries from government persecution, this last provision had the effect of compelling intendants and other local officials to submit to the wishes of the apostolic vicars and prefects.

Budgets of the National Territories in 1934 and 1937 59 Table 3. Population of the National Territories and Colombia, 19181951 65 Table 4. Public Land Grants in the National Territories, 19311938 67 Table 5. Budgets of the National Territories in 1941 77 Table 6. Public Land Grants in the National Territories, 19391946 100 Table 7. Appropriations for the National Territories in the Colombian Budget for 1944 107 Table 8. Presidential Election Results in the National Territories and All of Colombia, 1946 115 Table 9.

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