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Author: Joseph Stromberg Narrator: Richard C. Hottelet Publisher: Knowledge Products Audio Length: Series:The World’s Political Hot Spots Release Date: May 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481543651

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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.

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About the Author

Joseph Stromberg is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and has held the JoAnn B. Rothbard chair in history at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He received his BA and MA from Florida Atlantic University, and his further graduate work was completed at the University of Florida.

About the Narrator

Richard C. Hottelet is a distinguished American journalist. For over forty years he observed and reported international events for CBS news. Since retiring from CBS, he has lectured, broadcasted, and written on international affairs.