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Economics Behind Colombia's Peasant Revolt

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Economics & Business, Labor, Protest

The agrarian problem explains the restlessness and open rebellion of the peasantry against the neo-liberal economic policies and the growing encroachments of rentier capitalism.

In Cuadernos Colombianos [1], a blog from The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Nazih Richani explains the motives behind a massive peasant mobilization in Catatumbo, North Santander [2], that has lasted more than 20 days.