What was the Banana Massacre (1928)?

Introduction The Banana Massacre (Spanish: Matanza de las bananeras or Spanish: Masacre de las bananeras) was a massacre of United Fruit Company workers that occurred between 05 and 06 December 1928 in the town of Ciénaga near Santa Marta, Colombia. The strike began on 12 November 1928, when the workers ceased to work until the… Read More


Leishmaniasis & Personal Protection in the Colombian Armed Forces

Research Paper Title Leishmaniasis: Who Uses Personal Protection among Military Personnel in Colombia? Background Leishmaniasis is common in Colombia, negatively affecting the health of military personnel active in endemic areas. The disease is transmitted by sand fly bites. Therefore, during duty, use of long-sleeved uniforms and other clothes treated with permethrin and application of mosquito… Read More