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About Jenny Pearce
Jenny Pearce is Professor of Latin American Politics and Director of the International Centre for Participation Studies in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. She is a specialist in issues of violence, conflict, social change and social agency in Latin America and has published widely on these themes. More recently she has also worked on problems of participation and conflict in the north of England.
Articles by Jenny Pearce
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The Colombian government of Álvaro Uribe is making strenuous efforts to identify the Farc guerrilla movement as the chief threat to the country's security and progress. But Colombia's evisceration by paramilitarism and political manipulation represents a deeper danger, argues Jenny Pearce.
The intimate connection between paramilitary groups, state-security institutions and politicians in Colombia is corroding the foundations of Álvaro Uribe’s rule, says Jenny Pearce.