By Jasmin Hristov
In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed clash in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into the restructuring of the state’s coercive equipment and the phenomenon of paramilitarism via its army, political, and felony dimensions. Hristov demonstrates how a variety of interrelated different types of violence via kingdom forces, paramilitary teams, and arranged crime are instrumental to the techniques of capital accumulation by way of the neighborhood elite in addition to the workout of political strength through overseas corporations. problems with pressured displacement, proletarianization of peasants, focus of landownership, progress in city and rural poverty, and human rights violations are seen when it comes to using felony skill and extralegal armed strength by means of neighborhood dominant teams and overseas businesses to enhance their financial interests.
After documenting the penetration of significant nation associations by way of right-wing armed teams and the patience of human rights violations opposed to social events and sectors of the low-income inhabitants, Blood and Capital raises an important questions on the promised dismantling of paramilitarism and the validity of the so-called demobilization of paramilitary teams, either one of which were extensively thought of by means of North American and a few ecu governments as facts of present Colombian president Álvaro Uribe’s advances within the wars on terror and drugs.