Charles Bergquist
The essay explores the paradoxical history of the left in Colombia: how and why one of the weakest lefts in Latin America brought about the strongest and most lasting Marxist insurrection in the hemisphere in the decades following the Cuban Revolution. The article argues that the terms of this paradox are related, that the historic weakness of the left partly explains the force and longevity of revolutionary guerrillas, and that said paradox helps clarify not only the failure of several attempts to achieve a negotiated settlement of the armed conflict, but also the negative vote in the October 2016 plebiscite. Finally, it envisions a more promising future for the country’s left, provided that a lasting peace is consolidated.

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Martí in Film: From Hagiography to Humanization
Iberoamericana. América Latina - España - Portugal 2017 (https://doi.org/10.18441/ibam.17.2017.66.153-172)
This article explores film representations of José Martí in three periods of Cuban history: the Republic, Fidel Castro’s Revolution, and the post-Soviet era. These three periods witnessed an evolution in the cinematic use and exploitation of Martí’s ...

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Dissonant voices. Anarchist positions on Venezuela and Cuba (1958-1961)
Revista de Indias 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3989/revindias.2017.015)
This paper considers the political-revolutionary processes in Venezuela and Cuba, which led to the fall of the respective dictatorships of Perez Jimenez and Batista, as seen from the perspective of the anarchist press. The two processes followed diff...

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The Cuban Revolution, the drift of the Castro regime and the destinies of Cuba after Fidel Castro
Meridiano 47 2016 (https://doi.org/10.20889/M47e17021)
This article intends to analyze the possible scenarios of evolution of Cuba after Fidel in the short and medium term, after a retrospective of the Cuban Revolution, its democratic and anticommunist motivations and its authoritarian drift and later it...

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Architectural Ruins and Urban Imaginaries: Carlos Garaicoa’s Images of Havana
Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture 2016 (https://doi.org/10.5195/contemp.2016.130)
Contemporary Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa juxtaposes photographic images of Havana’s architectural ruins with timidly articulated drawings that trace the outlines of the dilapidated buildings in empty urbanscapes. Each of these fragile drawings, ofte...

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Estado, intelectuales y movimientos sociales: un desarrollo filosófico con enfoques sobre Chile y Uruguay
Altre Modernità 2016 (https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/7011)
Access from the political left to power in various Latin American countries also seemed to announce adherence to government policies by intellectuals linked ideologically to progressivism, especially after the escalation of repression that followed t...

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