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  • Colombia

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    countries, Colombia is one of those. Colombia is located in South America and is bordered by Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. The kind of government that Colombia has is a Republic, which their president is Juan Manuel Santos, and the currency they use is a Colombian Peso. Their population is 47.15 million, and they have a life expectancy of 75.25 years. The capital of Colombia is Santa Fe de Bogota, which holds 8.743 million people of Colombia's population. "The flag of Colombia is set

  • Colombia And The Revolutionary Armed Forces Of Colombia

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    In Colombia, a historic peace accord has been brokered between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that is set to end half a century of conflict between the state and the terrorist organization. The FARC rebels have long been a powerful member of the cocaine trade in Colombia and beyond, aiding in the development and exportation of the drug to the United States. With the alliance between the FARC rebels and the Colombian government pending, the FARC will be demilitarized

  • Essay on Colombia

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    Colombia History Colombia was one of the three original countries along with Ecuador and Venezuela that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830. Over the last 40 years, there has been a campaign to overthrow the government partially because of the drug trades throughout Colombia. The movement does however lack support from military and support from the necessary influences. In recent years, there have been challenges for control of the territories throughout Colombia and also

  • Essay On Colombia

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    victory achieved when the battles were won. Interesting Facts The official name of Colombia is the Republic of Colombia. The name Colombia comes from the last name of America´s discoverer- Christopher Columbus. Colombia is bordered by 5 countries: Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. It is the only country in South America which has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The capital city of Colombia which is Bogota is the second largest city in South America and at 8861 ft, it

  • Colombia Essay.

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    Colombia is a country in South America in the northwestern part of the continent. Colombia has a lot of natural resources, including beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and lush rain forests, but it is known for its political unrest and the violent influence of powerful drug cartels. Despite a long history of democratic government, Colombia has one of the most rigidly stratified class systems in Latin America. Colombia is the only country in South America with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea

  • Colombia Essay

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    Colombia Colombia, republic in South America, situated in the northwestern part of the continent, and bounded on the north by Panama and the Caribbean Sea, on the east by Venezuela and Brazil, on the south by Peru and Ecuador, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is the only country of South America with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The total land area of the country is 1,141,748 sq km (440,831 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Bogotá. IILAND AND

  • Essay on Colombia

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    nominated by the president who is running, the citizens elect vice presidents also?      The present president of Columbia was elected August 7th. His name Is Andres Pastana. He will serve a four-year term, as all presidents in Colombia do. The United States is the now has the largest number of corporations involved with trade and with overall investments in Columbia. The most things exported to the United States are oil, coffee, and cut flowers. Illegally, all the real money comes

  • Conflict in Colombia

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    Conflict in Colombia Colombia is a Latin American country located in South America that has been ravaged by violence, starvation, and large-scale inequality between higher and lower classes. The chaos in Colombia has been between rebel forces and the government and has lasted for over fifty years. These rebel forces have fought to achieve their Liberalist lead goals of overthrowing the current democratic government of Colombia and replacing it with a communist government. La Violencia was the

  • The Political Landscape Of Colombia

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    Colombia is located in the northwest of South America. The current population is estimated to be in the region of 46.73 million with the capital city Bogota being the most populated. The labour force is estimated to be 24.34 million. Colombia’s major resources are oil and coal. The country operates in a representative democracy which attempts to empower the masses. Juan Manuel Santos Calderon is the president; he is currently serving his last term in office Colombia is dominated by two political

  • The Drug Crisis Of Colombia

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    is astounding how a group of traffickers in Colombia have been able to keep a drug trade business going despite the government rejections. The traffickers started off with importing marijuana into the United States, and later turned to cocaine. The amounts of drugs being traded also grew rapidly. “…shipments grew from individuals carrying small amounts of large quantities on boats and low-flying airplanes”(Gilmore). The growth of drug trade in Colombia created two cartels, one that was led by Medellin