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dc.contributor.advisorTrinkunas, Harold A.
dc.contributor.authorBiller, Achim M.
dc.contributor.authorCardenas, Jorge Galindo
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:24Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:24Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34630
dc.description.abstractThe Bolivarian government of Venezuela and the government of Cuba use the legitimate status of Bolivarian Missions in Colombia for both legitimate and illegitimate state activities. The overall aim is to undermine the Colombian state and increase the influence of political movements sympathetic to Bolivarianism in Colombian politics with the overall goal of weakening a historical international rival to Venezuela in Latin America. A comparative case study method is applied to four Venezuelan-sponsored Bolivarian missions in Colombia: Robinson, Milagro, Guacaipuro, and Identidad. A review of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chvezs ideology of Bolivarianism is also included. The case study analysis is complemented by fieldwork in Colombia: interviews with many key figures including former insurgents, intelligence officials of both Venezuela and Colombia, as well as politicians and analysts who have direct and indirect knowledge of the missions. This constitutes a unique and up-close perspective on the true nature of Bolivarian missions in Colombia. The Bolivarian government of Venezuela and the government of Cuba consistently seek to expand their anti-U.S. influence throughout Latin America; understanding their ideology and mechanisms for doing so yields important policy implications for the U.S. and Colombian governments, as well as democracy proponents.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/venezuelbolivari1094534630
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleVenezuelan Bolivarian missions in Colombia: what are the real, underlying reasons for their existence?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderFreeman, Michael E.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorVenezuelaen_US
dc.subject.authorHugo Chvezen_US
dc.subject.authorColombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorBolivarian Missionsen_US
dc.subject.authorSocial Missionsen_US
dc.subject.authorCubaen_US
dc.subject.authorBolivarianismen_US
dc.subject.authorMissions Robinsonen_US
dc.subject.authorMilagroen_US
dc.subject.authorGuacaipuroen_US
dc.subject.authorIdentidaden_US
dc.subject.authorSocialism of the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.subject.authorSocialismen_US
dc.subject.authorVenezuelan Foreign Policyen_US
dc.subject.authorVenezuelan-Cuban Relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorChavismoen_US
dc.subject.authorInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorFARCen_US
dc.subject.authorELNen_US
dc.subject.authorPolitical Interferenceen_US
dc.subject.authorIdeological Expansionen_US
dc.subject.authorForeign Support to Insurgencyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Civil Affairs, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Infantry, Colombian Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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