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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India, Colombia hold talks to boost ties - Moneycontrol.com - Moneycontrol.com

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India, Colombia hold talks to boost ties - Moneycontrol.com
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The two sides explored ways to deepen engagement during the 7th Foreign Office consultations.
India, Colombia hold talks to boost ties : PTI feed, News - India TodayIndia Today

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James Rodriguez appears to use a middle finger gesture at journalists in Colombia - The Sun

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James Rodriguez appears to use a middle finger gesture at journalists in Colombia
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REAL MADRID playmaker James Rodriguez was caught by photographers giving them the finger ahead of Colombia's training session on Saturday. The 25-year old's obscene gesture appeared to be aimed at three journalists and two photographers waiting ...
Colombia captain James Rodriguez photographed with middle finger upESPN FC
James Rodriguez Reportedly Uses Middle Finger Gesture to Journalists in ColombiaBleacher Report
Real Madrid | Colombian media: "In Madrid James wouldn't dare to ...AS English
Metro -Mirror.co.uk
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Colombia: Civilians Killed in Riverside Community | Human Rights ... - Human Rights Watch

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Colombia: Civilians Killed in Riverside Community | Human Rights ...
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The school that serves Carrá. On February 19, 2017, the Colombian navy engaged in a shootout with the AGC for 45 minutes behind the school. No one from the ...
How Colombia's Pacific Coast Flew Under the Surf Destination ...TheInertia.com

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Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists
Daily Mail
It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril.
A closer look at the 'panic buttons' distributed in ColombiaABC News

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Pablo Escobar's death cleared the way for much more sinister kind of criminal in Colombia - Business Insider

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Pablo Escobar's death cleared the way for much more sinister kind of criminal in Colombia
Business Insider
After Pablo Escobar was gunned down on a rooftop in Medellin, Colombia, the massive cartel he helped build to shuttle cocaine to the US and wreak violence throughout Colombia soon came apart. In the Medellin cartel's absence, the Cali cartel, which had ...
Colombia Mad Over Wiz Khalifa's Visit to Pablo Escobar TombBillboard
Colombians are fuming after Wiz Khalifa paid tribute to Pablo Escobar at his graveQuartz
US rapper Wiz Khalifa in Colombia drug lord row - BBC NewsBBC News
Globalnews.ca -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Ecuador vs. Colombia puts CONMEBOL qualifying sides ... - ESPN FC - ESPN FC (blog)

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Ecuador vs. Colombia puts CONMEBOL qualifying sides ... - ESPN FC
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With the exception of Brazil, this would seem to be South America's poorest collection of World Cup qualifying teams for several campaigns.
James Rodriguez Causes #NoJodanAJames Trending Topic in ...Remezcla (blog)
James Rodriguez appears to swear at Colombian media | Daily Mail ...Daily Mail

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Students to make prosthetic arms, hands for amputees in Colombia - Healio

Students to make prosthetic arms, hands for amputees in Colombia
Healio
Engineering students from the University of Rhode Island will travel to Colombia this summer to build prosthetic hands and arms for amputees, according to a press release. They have received a $25,000 federal grant.



Colombia: Colombia municipality, home of AngloGold project, votes ... - Times of India

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Colombia's City of Women Rebuilds Homes and Hopes - Voice of America

Voice of America

Colombia's City of Women Rebuilds Homes and Hopes
Voice of America
When fighting in Colombia forced Everlides Almanza to abandon her farm, she ended up in a slum near the coastal city of Cartagena where with only some plastic tarpaulin to shelter her, she longed for a new home. She dreamed of a brick building with a ...

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Colombia's cane industry efficient but potentially damaging - Mongabay.com

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Colombia's cane industry efficient but potentially damaging
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CALI, ColombiaColombia's Pacific coast state of Valle del Cauca, home to at least 80 percent of the country's booming sugar cane industry, continues to rebound after excessive and damaging rains in 2011-2012. In fact, recent USDA Foreign ...