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TOKATLIAN, Juan Gabriel. Colombia: more human insecurity, less regional security. Contexto int. [online]. 2002, vol.24, n.1, pp. 129-166. ISSN 0102-8529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-85292002000100002.
The Colombian predicament, characterized by foreign intervention in the domestic issues of a country in the Southern hemisphere, can be considered the most dramatic crisis amongst the various crises in the Andes region. The author analyzes the kind of war that exists in Colombia, as well as the so-called new interventionism and the possible solutions of the conflict in that country. It is a very complex and unstable situation in which political war, criminal violence, the destruction of the state, violation of human rights and the expansion of US power are all mixed. The intervention of the US in Colombia as a consequence of growing domestic conflicts, the continuation of the "war against drugs" and the beginning of "the war against terrorism," is increasingly evident and worrying. Meanwhile, a passive South America does not seem to be willing to engage itself in the search for a viable solution to an expanding conflict in the heart of the Andes.
Keywords : Andes Region; Human Insecurity; US Intervention; Colombia.