Colombia in the 1980s became known for its role in the illegal drug trade, and for political instability and violence caused by this problem. But much of this is a recent development in Colombia's history that began in the 1530s, when Spain conquered local Indian kingdoms. This is the story of how Spain's "new Granada" evolved into Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, and modern Colombia.
The World's Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world's most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today's headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to ten centuries of background, revealing how and why today's problems occur.
Narrated By : James Adams, Foreword 2006 by Kurt Vonnegut
Published By : Blackstone Audio Inc
Categories : Autobiography
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Few people knew Hunter S. Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. Their long friendship gave birth to what became known as gonzo journalism. This no-holds-barred memoir tells of their unique collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the ’60s and ’70s in a friendship defined by both... View...
Master Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and writer, Benvenuto Cellini is best remembered for his magnificent autobiography. In this work which was actually begun in 1558 but not actually published until 1730, Cellini beautifully chronicles his own flamboyant times. He tells of his adventures in... View...
One day Muhammad Yunus loaned $27 from his own pocket to forty-two stool makers living in a tiny village in Bangladesh. Seeing the profound effect of a little credit for the very poor, Yunus changed his life to establish the Grameen Bank, which provides miniscule loans to the poor of Bangladesh. View...