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Title: Mensaje del Jefe Civil y Militar de Boyacá, señor Coronel Carlos Bejarano M. a la honorable Asamblea del Departametno
Creator: Bejarano M., Carlos (Coronel)
Publication Info: Tunja : Imprenta del Departamento, 1948.
Physical Details: 14p. ; 22 5/10 x 16 cms.
Physical Condition: Good.

Summary: A ten-page address to the local assembly of Boyacá by Colonel Carlos Bejarano, Political and Military Chief of the region. He urges the congressmen to take the necessary measures that would ensure the political stability of the region.
Historical Notes: On 9 April, 1948, Jorge Eliecer Gaitán, leader of the Colombian Liberal Party was assassinated in Bogotá. As a result, political distress and a bloody conflict ensued in several regions of the country. This political message was delivered in the midst of this historical context making it a valuable source to understanding the beginnings of what would be known as La Violencia, a twenty-year period of armed conflicto in which hundreds of thousands were killed and millions were displaced. (see for example, Marco Palacios. Between Legitimacy and Violence: A History of Colombia, 1875-2002. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.)
Donor Notes: Installed as a result of the disorders in Boyacá stemming from the 9 of April, 1948, Bejarano represented martial law there, temporarily. Generalities, and a plea for peace in the department. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- History -- 1946-1974
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1946-1974
Boyacá (Colombia: Department) -- Politics and government -- 20th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00597
Record Number: 613
Islandora ID: islandora:79939