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LACS Research Workshop - "Community of Crooks: World War II in a Caribbean Borderland"

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Crowe Hall, 3-130, Spanish & Portuguese Conf. Room, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   17980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Presented by Lina Britto, Assistant Professor History, Northwestern University

This paper examines how geopolitical rivalry between the United States and Germany turned the isolated Guajira peninsula -- the northernmost part of the Colombian Caribbean Coast -- into a theater of World War II, and heightened competition among networks of smugglers who traded with Nazi exporters, making rumor, intrigue, jealousy, and paranoia the warp and woof of the wartime social fabric.

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