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Colombian policy in the mid-1990s a report of the CSIS Americas Program by Lowell Ronald Fleischer

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Published by Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Colombia


  • Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-,
  • Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 1970-,
  • Colombia -- Commercial policy.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-50).

StatementLowell Fleischer and Eduardo Lora.
SeriesCSIS report
ContributionsLora, Eduardo., Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.). Americas Program.
LC ClassificationsF2279 .F54 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL858728M
ISBN 10089206272X
LC Control Number95141026

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