Johnson, Anthony S.
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Department of Management Studies
History of Caribbean Migration to Colombia: The island of San Andres
Insanally, Annette; Clifford, Mark; Sheriff, Sean
Regional footprints: The travels and travails of early Caribbean migrants
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Latin American-Caribbean Centre, University of the West Indies/ SALISES, University of the West Indies
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The Republic of Colombia is the closest southern neighbour of Jamaica, being 800 kms from the southernmost point of the Jamaican mainland or 700 kms south of the pedro Cays, which are Jamaica's southernmost territories, but which are not permanently occupied. There has been limited movement of people between the two countries since 1914, but significant migration occurred previously. The current popular view is that intra-migration has not been a significant feature in the Columbia-Jamaica experience. This would be in line with the view expressed in the popular textbook A History of Latin America by Hubert Herring.1 In his preface, Herring declared: 'We omit the possessions of England, France, Holland and the United States as having slight bearing on the histoey of Latin America'. This author finds this view to be incorrect and, second, considers that the enigma of San Andrés could have been a secret symbol of freedom for Caribbean black people?....