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Memoria americana

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GUTIERREZ MEZA, Ruth Esther. Social practices and territorial control in the colombian caribbean (1750 - 1800): smuggling in the peninsula of Guajira. Mem. am. [online]. 2011, n.19-2, pp.219-240. ISSN 1851-3751.

This study focuses on how the territorial control and power struggle over commodity circulation energized social relations of individuals who lived in the Colombian Caribbean in the second half of the eighteenth century, more specifically, in the peninsula of La Guajira. It will show how the inhabitants of this peninsula were favored by the geography of a territory whose accidents along the coastline -natural harbors- allow them to link the business dynamics of the region through smuggling activities with aliens.

Keywords : Guajira peninsula; smuggling; territory.

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