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SALAZAR ISAZA, Jorge. COLOMBIA: A COUNTRY WHERE PEOPLE DIE IN VAIN?: An anthropological interpretation of the life and works of the comedian Jaime Garzón (1960-1999). anal.polit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.72, pp.101-114. ISSN 0121-4705.

Under the light of the mimetic theory of René Girard, the life and works of the comedian Jaime Garzón is shown as a prophetic motion revealing the causes of violence in Colombia. Celebrating this artist.s memory stands a civic duty: an instrument that contributes to building an educated public opinion and a thought for peace, rooted in the country.s culture. This article is a contribution on religion in anthropological terms and opens new perspectives to regard the Christian faith as a transcendent dimension that manifests itself on the pathway to social justice.

Keywords : Humor; politics; violence; scapegoat; Christianity.

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