Colombia

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

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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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Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence's visit to Cartagena, Colombia - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

Colombia Reports

Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence's visit to Cartagena, Colombia
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
Art therapy is a new profession within the area of mental health in Colombia. Just over ten years ago, the first Colombian art therapists began practicing in country. Currently, art therapy courses are not offered at any of the universities in Colombia.
Did Pence just get the cold shoulder in Colombia?Colombia Reports
Pence Meets with Venezuelans Seeking Refuge in ColombiaVoice of America
In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on VenezuelaAustin Herald
Economic Times
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Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns taken away - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns taken away
Aljazeera.com
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos declared the country's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas "truly over" on Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down. Santos himself shut a padlock on the last lot ...
UN removes last container holding Colombia rebel weaponsWashington Post
Colombia's Farc concludes weapons disarmamentBBC News
Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns roll awayRTE.ie
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Boccia Athletes Set To Compete In Colombia - Bernews

Bernews

Boccia Athletes Set To Compete In Colombia
Bernews
Boccia Bermuda will have four athletes competing in the 2017 Bisfed America's Boccia Championship in Cali, Colombia. The competition will run from the 16-20th August and attract the best players from North, Central and South America. Bermuda will be ...



Inside Colombia's efforts to stem cocaine production, one coca plant at a time - CBS News

CBS News

Inside Colombia's efforts to stem cocaine production, one coca plant at a time
CBS News
Vice President Mike Pence told the president of Colombia last night that he is very concerned by the "dramatic increase" in cocaine production. Coca is the raw ingredient for cocaine, and it's being grown in record amounts. Production has surged more ...

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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Santos of Colombia in Joint Press Conference - The White House (blog)

CNN

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Santos of Colombia in Joint Press Conference
The White House (blog)
During our talks, I had the chance to explain to Vice President Pence the specific plan that we've put in motion in order to do away with -- or to disappear 100,000 hectares of coca shrub in Colombia. The first half that corresponds to forced ...
Readout of Second Lady Karen's Pence's visit to Cartagena, ColombiaWhitehouse.gov (press release)
Colombian President to Pence: No US military intervention in VenezuelaCNN
Venezuela crisis looms over Pence's Latin America tripChicago Tribune

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COLOMBIA: Colcap Rises 1.06% On Banking Shares - Markets Insider

COLOMBIA: Colcap Rises 1.06% On Banking Shares
Markets Insider
(RTTNews) - Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 1.06% Wednesday, closing at 1,468.30 points, boosted by banking stocks. Bancolombia stood out, rising by 2.82% (preferred shares) and 2.62% (ordinary shares). Ecopetrol's ...

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Caribbean Colombia's raw beauty - TODAYonline

TODAYonline

Caribbean Colombia's raw beauty
TODAYonline
From Cabo de la Vela, getting to Punta Gallinas is a matter of asking the folks at your accommodation to organise transport for you, and letting them know how many nights you wish to stay. The standard rate is 150,000 Colombian pesos for the round trip.



Hungry Venezuelans walk to Colombia to find food - The Japan News

Hungry Venezuelans walk to Colombia to find food
The Japan News
The Associated PressCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Under a scorching sun just a short walk from Colombia's border with Venezuela, hundreds of hungry men, women and children line up for bowls of chicken and rice — the first full meal some have eaten in ...

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Hungry Venezuelans turn to Colombia for a plate of food - ABC News

ABC News

Hungry Venezuelans turn to Colombia for a plate of food
ABC News
FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, a woman carrying a bundle on her head waits in line to cross the border into Colombia through the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela. An estimated 25,000 Venezuelans trek ...

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Colombia face Ghana in FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 opener - Times of India

Times of India

Colombia face Ghana in FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 opener
Times of India
In the tournament's maiden match, Colombia and Ghana will lock horns at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi at 5 pm on October 6, while New Zealand and Turkey will play at the Dr DY Patil Stadium. "The tournament is fast approaching and we see ...

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