Colombia

Country Colombia
Capital Bogotá,D.C.
Continent South America
Currency Peso(COP)
Languages Spanish & English

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Introduction

Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A four-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government and violence has been decreasing since about 2002, but insurgents continue attacks against civilians and large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. However, neighboring countries worry about the violence spilling over their borders.

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Colombia - Wikipedia
Colombia - CIA World Fact Book
Colombia - BBC
Colombia - National Geographic
Colombia - Timeline - BBC

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Colombia's coffee is in danger. These scientists are fighting to save it. - NBCNews.com

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Colombia's coffee is in danger. These scientists are fighting to save it.
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MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Deep in the Andes mountains, the Cenicafe research institute is ground zero for an evolutionary and economic arms race to keep coffee flowing from Colombia into the cups of consumers across the world. The stakes are high.



Ex-rebels leaders appear before Colombia's peace tribunal - ABC News

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Ex-rebels leaders appear before Colombia's peace tribunal
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Dressed in blazers and collared shirts, leaders of Colombia's once largest guerrilla army made their first appearance at a new special peace tribunal Friday to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict. "I'm here at ...



Factbox: Colombia President-elect Duque names cabinet members - Reuters

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Factbox: Colombia President-elect Duque names cabinet members
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Holmes will be at the head of efforts to mitigate any diplomatic issues that stem from the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flowing across the border into Colombia due to the economic crisis in the neighboring nation. He will also need to face a ...

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Brit gangster wanted for murdering boy, 12, finally CAUGHT 8 years on in Colombia - Daily Star

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Brit gangster wanted for murdering boy, 12, finally CAUGHT 8 years on in Colombia
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Weekes, who speaks perfect Spanish, got Colombian nationality under the name of Samuel Eduardo Guzman Penagos. But cops followed him to his hideout when his family visited him. Weekes was initially acquitted of murdering Danny but the verdict was ...

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Colombia seeks to heal war wounds as FARC commanders appear before tribunal - Reuters

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Colombia seeks to heal war wounds as FARC commanders appear before tribunal
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“The country will never be the same again,” Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace, Rodrigo Rivera, said in a statement. “The leaders of the FARC before the special tribunal is something that seemed impossible for 50 years.” The former rebel leaders ...
'We apologise': former Colombia rebels seek forgiveness for persecuting thousandsCitizen

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Colombia cable bridge demolished following deadly partial collapse - ABC News

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Colombia cable bridge demolished following deadly partial collapse
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Colombia authorities have destroyed the remains of a planned 446-metre cable bridge that had partially collapsed earlier this year. About 200 kilograms of explosives, 3,000 metres of detonating cord and 30 detonators were used to implode the bridge ...
Unfinished Colombia bridge demolished after killing 10The Independent

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Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: Government - Economic Times

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Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: Government
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BOGOTA: Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government has said. The surface area of its six glaciers has shrunk from 45 square kilometers in 2010 to 37 square kilometers in ...



Colombian motorway bridge demolished - BBC News

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Colombian motorway bridge demolished
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Colombian motorway bridge demolished. A bridge under construction has been destroyed after a partial collapse earlier in the year killed nine people. 20m ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Twitter · Share this ...



Colombia, US, Mexico, Panama seek to combat Venezuelan corruption - Reuters

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Colombia, US, Mexico, Panama seek to combat Venezuelan corruption
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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas on Thursday hosted a meeting with officials from Mexico, Panama, and the United States to share information on Venezuelan government officials suspected of corruption and their support ...
Maduro Accuses Colombian Paramilitary Groups of Infiltrating Venezuela BorderSputnik International

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Colombian ultimate Frisbee players headed to Cincinnati were kicked off Greyhound for speaking Spanish. Greyhound ... - Cincinnati.com

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Colombian ultimate Frisbee players headed to Cincinnati were kicked off Greyhound for speaking Spanish. Greyhound ...
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A handful of ultimate Frisbee players from Colombia were tossed off their Greyhound bus Wednesday night while on their way to a tournament in Greater Cincinnati. They told an Australian Frisbee player staying at the Cincinnati Marriott in Mason with ...