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 considers ban on bullfighting days after protesters clash with police - The Guardian

The Guardian

Colombia considers ban on bullfighting days after protesters clash with police
The Guardian
Colombia's highest court is to consider a national ban on bullfighting just days after protesters battled with riot police as they tried to disrupt the first bullfight in the country's capital city in four years. Officers used pepper spray and teargas ...
Bullfighting returns to ColombiaABC Online
Activists clash with police as bullfighting returns to Bogota, ColombiaRT
Bullfighting returns to Colombia's capital amid protestsFox News
Colombia Reports
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French President Meets With Leftist Rebels in Colombia - ABC News

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French President Meets With Leftist Rebels in Colombia
ABC News
Hollande arrived Tuesday at a rural camp in southern Colombia run by the United Nations. He was accompanied by President Juan Manuel Santos and top Colombian officials who explained how some 7,000 guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed ...
France's President in Colombia to Show Support for PeaceNew York Times
Rex Tillerson Says Plan Colombia Was Better for US IntereststeleSUR English
Hollande hits out at Trump on climate change during Colombia visitRFI
Colombia Reports
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Colombia: ELN Rebels Will Not Join Peace Talks Framework - STRATFOR

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Colombia: ELN Rebels Will Not Join Peace Talks Framework
STRATFOR
Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) will not join the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, the legal framework underpinning the peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), WRadio reported Jan. 23. Under the mechanism ...
Colombia's ELN rebels willing to call ceasefire amid peace talksDaily Mail
Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom? | Global Risk InsightsGlobal Risk Insights

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In Colombia, gourmet meals worth going to jail for - Fox News

Fox News

In Colombia, gourmet meals worth going to jail for
Fox News
CARTAGENA, Colombia Visitors are flocking to the all-women San Diego prison in this popular Caribbean tourist town to dine at Cartagena's trendiest new restaurant. Convicts, some of them found guilty of murder, have been serving up gourmet meals ...

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Gabriel Garzn-Montano Puts France, Colombia, and Brooklyn to Tape - Village Voice

Village Voice

Gabriel Garzn-Montano Puts France, Colombia, and Brooklyn to Tape
Village Voice
Three distinct musical worlds run through Gabriel Garzn-Montano's DNA, a quality that separates him from pure neo-soul, the label that tends to follow his output around. The Brooklyn native and first-generation child of French and Colombian immigrants ...



Colombia: Friendly People and an Affordable Lifestyle - International Living

International Living

Colombia: Friendly People and an Affordable Lifestyle
International Living
My pick, Medelln, Colombia's second largest city, hosts Feria de las Flores (flower festival) in August, followed by the International Jazz Festival in September and every December they present the most spectacular display of Christmas lights in the ...

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Trump's State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact - Washington Post

Colombia Reports

Trump's State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact
Washington Post
BOGOTA, Colombia President Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee said he would review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a historic deal that had been enthusiastically backed by the ...
Trump's State Nominee Raises Doubts on Colombia Peace Pact ...ABC News
Has the US become a toxic ally for Colombia?Colombia Reports

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Air Liquide: Home Healthcare Acquisition in Colombia - Business Wire (press release)

Air Liquide: Home Healthcare Acquisition in Colombia
Business Wire (press release)
Air Liquide (Paris:AI) is expanding its home healthcare business in South America with the acquisition of Oxymaster, a national sector player in Colombia. Present in the Colombian market for almost 20 years, Oxymaster is specialized in home treatment ...

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Colombia Port Town in Bloody Battle Over Former FARC Turf - Insightcrime.org

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Colombia Port Town in Bloody Battle Over Former FARC Turf
Insightcrime.org
At least four criminal groups are apparently running the illegal economies in the port of Tumaco on Colombia's Pacific coast, which is resulting in homicides and mass community displacement. As the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas ...
Colombia: Drug Growers Association To Be Founded | StratforSTRATFOR

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He hopes to build a Trump tower in Colombia. But he still lives with ... - Washington Post

Washington Post

He hopes to build a Trump tower in Colombia. But he still lives with ...
Washington Post
TUNJA, Colombia Of all the would-be business partners of President Trump who have been hoping to capitalize on his win, there is surely no one who stands ...

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