Key Term and Why Are You Interested In It?
There are many cultural factors to consider when conducting business overseas such as the type of food the people it and the type of music they listen to. Perhaps those types of cultural factors are of little importance as opposed to violence and conflict. I want to focus on the violence and conflict within Latin America, particularly Columbia. The reason why I am drawn to this particular key term is because it’s important to know previous and / or current issues of violence and conflict within a country. I’m curious to know the factors that contribute to violence and conflict within Columbia. Perhaps knowing this information will give me greater understanding and perhaps save my life.
Explanation of the Key Term
Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or a community.” The levels of violence includes self-direct violence, collective violence, non-physical violence, interpersonal violence and targeted violence. (World Health Organization 2013). Conflict on the other hand, is basically a state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas i.e. a conflict over Miranda Rights.
Major Article Summary
Sarmiento, G. (1997). A turbulent history: Violence and Columbia’s efforts to reform.
Harvard International Review, 19 (28). Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.liberty.edu:2048/ehost/resultsadvanced?sid=b542bb7f-d167-4a34-ad60.
The article that I wish to summarize was written by Galan Sarmiento. The author begins the peer reviewed journal by giving murder statistics in Columbia. It has been noted that the homicide rate has been above ten per 100,000 inhabitants since 1939. In the last ten years, this rate has remained above 70 per 100,000 inhabitants. Death caused by common violence represents more than 80 percent and political violence accounts for about 15%...