No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The review must be at least 50 characters long. His death triggered a bloody civil war, in which up topeople had died by Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Arciniegas went into exile in New York — as one of an important group of Latin American and Spanish political refugees — and was a professor at Columbia university from until Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. How to write a great review.
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He had three brothers and four sisters. His father died young, leaving his mother struggling to support the family. Luz, the younger daughter, was married to a Cuban engineer who went to Colombia to help build a railroad line. While a student he founded and managed the magazine Universidad His love of journalism led him to establish and manage numerous cultural magazines throughout his life. He would continue to contribute articles and opinion pieces to El Tiempo for the rest of his life,  speaking out against drug trafficking, Marxist guerrillas and restrictive immigration policies.
He narrowly missed being killed when a bullet grazed his head at one student rally. This gave rise to his first book El Estudiante de la Mesa Redonda The Student of the Round Table, , in which he speaks of history as a "tavern" with the students sitting at a single table, drinking, recounting their deeds and laughing at everybody else.
During this time, he founded the Caro and Cuervo Institute and moved the Colombian National Museum to its current home in a former prison building. Due to this resurgence of Conservative ideology in the s, Arciniegas felt that he and his family were in danger and moved to the United States, taking advantage of an offer to teach at Columbia University. He lived in New York for ten years — The work analyzes a critical period in Latin-America, when seven dictators were in power at the same time.
He also criticized the U. State Department for its conciliatory behavior towards these regimes and, as a result, was detained for questioning several times after returning from trips abroad. The publication and translation of the book was prohibited in at least ten countries. General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla , the President of Colombia, accused Arciniegas of being a Communist and ordered all of his books to be burnt. Rafael Trujillo , the dictator of the Dominican Republic, put Arciniegas on his hit list.
This approach was the driving force behind all of his diplomatic and political activities. He served as vice consul in London , chancellor at the Colombian embassy in Argentina and as Ambassador to Italy , Israel , Venezuela and the Holy See Honors and awards[ edit ].
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