The coastal road passed other marks of Colombia's domination: a coconut processing cooperative that had been expropriated for a naval base; a mangrove swamp that was bulldozed to build vacation retreats for members of the Cali cocaine cartel, and the rocky skeleton of a two-mile beach in the native section of the island that had been dug up and trucked away for building materials.
From the steeple of the First Baptist Church, a white clapboard structure built in the 19th century from imported Alabama pine, a visitor could see shantytowns filled with poor immigrants lured from Colombia's coastal cities. Although police harassment has subsided, the Sons of the Soil group still spreads its files among members' houses.
At a recent closed-door meeting, a surprising amount of resentment toward "the Spaniards" flowed out on a river of Caribbean-accented English.
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One complained that English-language books, Bibles and magazines are routinely held up in customs, even though San Andres is a free port. American pastors never seem to get visas to preach for more than a few days. Pusey said. But in Bogota, Colombia's confidence in cultural colonialism seems to be faltering. In the constitutional assembly, a proposal to respect the islanders' linguistic and cultural rights has won support from delegates who represent constituencies that are being heard for the first time in Colombia -- Indians, Protestants and former guerrillas.
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In mid-June, President Gaviria signed a measure declaring 15 mainland towns to be free ports with relaxed import duties -- a first step to move free-port tourism off this crowded island. During a break between lobbying the constitutional convention, Kent Francis James, the island's Governor, listed his demands: complete bilingual education, English-language television, restriction on land sales to mainlanders and free passage for immigrants back to "continental Colombia.
Using a coinage increasingly popular among islanders, the Governor said, "We don't want to end up as the Palestinians of the Caribbean -- a people without a home. Please upgrade your browser. See next articles. View page in TimesMachine.
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