Colombia Research Paper

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Colombia is one of Latin America’s most interesting countries located in South America. It is located between Panama and Venezuela; it is slightly smaller than the state of Texas, and has a population of 46,736.72. The ethnic group consists of a mix of mestizo and white, and Afro-Colombian (multatto, Raizal, and Palenquero). Colombia’s official language is Spanish and about 99 percent of the population speak it on daily basis. There are also many indigenous languages spoken throughout the country. It sits along the coastline of the Caribbean Sea and along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. As Colombia lays along the equator, it gives the country a moderate climate of tropical weather. Even though there is different weather patterns …show more content…

The country would hugely benefit from providing jobs to those in need in remote areas.
Significant military actions that have affected society include Colombia gaining its independence from Spain on 20 July 1810. Specific causes included the invasion of Spain and France, and new tax terms that Spain tried to imply on Colombia. Right after the Spanish arrived in, 1499 they attempted to colonize the country, which cause conflict. A rebel movement against the Spanish was organized and while some fought, others did nothing to change the outcome of the situation. It was not until Antonio Nariño, a regal official, initiated a movement to oppose the Spanish that change happened. The change was good in some ways, and worse in others. More recently, in the 1980’s, the country’s violence was increased due to illegal drug trafficking led by drug cartels. The organization became so powerful that assassinations of government leaders who opposed them were common. Although government interference has stabilized the country, it remains a highly stratified society. Colombia is currently a republic country …show more content…

The Cordillera further divides into two branches. This division has made it extremely costly to build dependable means of transportation, communications, etc. throughout most populated areas. In addition to costs, the terrain has made it difficult to build an efficient electricity, transportation, and road system to the urban terrain. The infrastructure is also affected by other factors including bottlenecks opposed to paving roads through the environment. Contractors are also weary of becoming involved as the terrain is complicated, the work is expensive, time consuming, and many permits are needed before proceeding. The FARC terrorist group in Colombia also has its interferences including economic taxing, production and distribution of illegal drugs, and other illegal matters. President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia has taken the initiative to begin improving the countries’ infrastructure as it will majorly increase the economy nationally and internationally. Progress has been slow, but without it, the country will remain at an economical standstill. Colombia will remain one of the greatest countries in South America and it will still grow into one of the best places to visit when planning a road trip with friends that are seeking adventure or just to seek adventure by

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