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    Essay On Colombia

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    Colombia’s official name is the Republic of Colombia. It is also nicknamed the “gateway to South America”. It is located in Northern South America where South America connects with North and Central America. With a population of 45,013,672, Colombia is the fifth largest country in Latin America. Colombia is known for its beautiful culture, land, and natural beauty. In earlier times the land of Colombia was under Spanish rule. July 20th, 1810 the residents of Bogota protested against

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    Violence In Colombia

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    The illegal drug industry took charge in the 1970s. Violence increased and illegal drug trade started. Although the external debt crisis affected much of Latin America, Colombia was able to grow almost 3 times faster than the Latin American average.Yet, violence restrained economic growth and drugs distorted the economy. Hundreds of bombs exploded in Colombian cities in the 80s. A rebel conflict occurred in which Union Patriotica; a left-wing political party, had over 3,500 members killed or taken

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    Imperialism In Colombia

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    economic development in the sixteenth century under the system of mercantilism. The country (then colony) was an exporter of raw materials such as metals. It was not until Colombia was granted independence that the country was able to create a modern economy. This modern economy was based on coffee and other agricultural exports. Colombia prospered during the late nineteenth century due to the exporting of tobacco and coffee. Wealth was mainly based on the country’s agriculture and commerce along with

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    Drug Trade In Colombia

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    I- Introduction A major disruptive factor in Colombia nowadays is the illicit drug trade which had and still has a considerable weight on the political, economic and social stability of the country. To understand more the current situation of the Republic of Colombia, we will first examine its recent history focusing on the 20th century and the key events that led to its situation now. Colombia has witnessed two civil war already, both caused by the tensions between its two dominant political parties

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    Colombia is one large country, according to the Colombian geography, Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. Colombia has so many geologic features, but one of his best geologic features is the rivers (Magdelena, Amazon, Cauca, and Oricono River) and mountains (Santa Marta and an Andean mountain range) which are divided into three regions that are known as; Cordillera Occidental, Cordillera Oriental, and the Cordillera Central. The Magdelena River is the principal river which flows

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    Conflict in Colombia In order to comprehend the dynamics of civil-military relations in Colombia, it is necessary to first understand the roots and developments of the ongoing conflict in the country. Throughout its history, violence and politics have evolved dangerously close in Colombia. Nevertheless, Colombia, with its longstanding democratic tradition, is often considered a rare exception within Latin America. In fact, in order to understand civil-military relations in Colombia, one has consider

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    Geographic Location Colombia is a transcontinental nation located in the north and western part of South America. The country has several territories in Central and North America under its sovereignty. To the Northwest, the country borders Panama. It borders Brazil and Venezuela to the east. It borders Peru and Ecuador to the south (Cancillería, 2016). The country also shares its maritime limits with several islands: Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti and Costa Rica. The territory

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    Cultural Awareness- Colombia The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of the Cultural Awareness. Be aware of your surroundings when visiting a foreign country or when sharing with people of different culture, to learn their costumes and their way of life will have a positive effects in your interaction in that specific place. Cultural Awareness constitutes a priority within the Army due the fact that the Army is an organization around the world made up of members of different

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    Colombia is experiencing Human Rights Violations from guerilla groups, government forces, and paramilitary organizations. These violations mostly consist of massacres, torture and extortion that are not only inflicted upon civilians but also human rights defenders. This violence emerged from Colombia’s fortyfive year old internal conflict caused by the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, a political leader. Today, guerillas continue to fight the parliament and state, but all parties are pronounced

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    Cocaine is produced in the fields of South America. Bolivia, Peru and Colombia are top coca leaf producing countries. Colombia is the world’s top coca leaf processor, with more processing taking place in Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina. From South America, shipments move north, coming into the US by small plane, truck, car or boat. Along the US-Mexico border, Mexican drug cartels are largely responsible for moving the drugs, but in large Eastern cities,

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    Back in the 1980’s, the drug cartels of Colombia were the cause of chaos all over the world – especially in the United States. In fact, at the height of their power, the Bogotá cartel supplied ninety per cent of Uncle Sam’s cocaine. The cartel was barbaric; assassinating anyone who stood in their way. To add to this, they also had the majority of the law enforcement system on their payroll. And, of course, at the heart of all of this was drug lord Carlos Ruiz and his loyal vice, Pablo Álvarez. The

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    There is a saying in Colombia that God made the land so beautiful it was unfair to the rest of the world, so to be fair, God populated Colombia with a race of evil men. Violence in Colombia has been prevalent since the country’s bloody struggle for independence. Since then, violence has sprouted from a variety of sources, serving multiple interests and agendas. These different waves of violence shook the country and left countless dead. One of the most recent occurrences was the violence that developed

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    Colombia Colonialism

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    Legacy of Colonialism in Colombia History of Colonialism Colombia is a land of contrasts with its history written greatly across. The Spanish rule lasted from 1499 to 1550, about 51 years. Europeans were the first people who visited Colombia when the first expedition of Alonso de Ojeda arrived at the Cabo de la Vela in 1499. In the early 16th century, the Spanish made several attempts to settle along the north coast of today 's Colombia. Even though their first permanent settlement was at Santa Marta

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    most powerful drug lord, Fabio Restrepo. The first time Escobar was arrested came soon after this, though the case was dropped when he ordered the murder of all the arresting officers. As his control over the drug trade grew, so did his control in Colombia. He was even elected to Congress in 1982. Pablo always had dreams of being President of Columbia. “At

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    In the discussion of Omayra Sanchez, a controversial issue on this tragedy has been whether or not is was ethical to publish the footage of Omayra’s last moments. One hand people argue that publishing the picture was disturbing and the photo journalists were acting as “vultures” by taking the footage. On the other hand many are saying that they were honoring Omayra by telling her story. My view is that it was a necessary evil to document this tragedy, the reasons supporting my view are threefold

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    Pablo Escobar's Narcos

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    Narcos, a biographical crime-drama, is a series that aims to vestige Pablo Escobar’s rise from a small-time smuggler to be the world’s most victorious drug lord. A simple man, plunged Colombia into chaos with campaigns including assassinations, terror bombings and kidnappings. At the same time, collecting a fortune, he was perfecting the business of transporting cocaine into United States. As products can be vehicles for transmission of values, it is always good to look beneath what we are consuming

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    of the paramilitary organization in the Colombian narcotraffic industry: the FARC; Colombia is a country in which, since the mid 1960s, the instability has always been related to a paramilitary organization that played an important role both in the development of this country and of the drug Trafficking. The oldest and largest organized criminal organization is the FARC-EP( Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejercito de Pueblo), a Marxist–Leninist organization. This rebel army started out

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    1st 1949, Pablo Escobar began his career as a criminal by stealing and smuggling tombstones while still in school. He later entered the drug business by driving cocoa paste to Medellín. For years Pablo Escobar disrupted the lives of the people of Colombia, including John Jairo Velasquez, dehumanizing them with frequent violent killings and actions. Escobar was born in a peasant family and became a criminal at a young age. According to an article from the database ABC-CLIO, “In the early 1970s he

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    The film “El Rey”, directed by Antonio Dorado, illustrates the beginning of narco-trafficking in the eyes of Colombia. The story follows a man named Pedro Rey, a bar owner, in Colombia during the 1960’s where he meets Harry, an American who works for the Peace Corps, who introduces him to the illicit business of drugs. Together they create a lucrative network where they begin the market of drugs in the United States. Despite the fortune and ascent on his social status as being a drug lord, Rey still

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    and how would it differ from other countries. The United States, China and Iran vary immensely in relation to Colombia but where do they share similarities and when do they differ. North American (NA) culture could be considered as a control of sorts with its massive combination of cultures, otherwise called a melting pot. North America carries aspects of Asia, Africa and even Colombia while maintaining its own unique culture. The Southern areas of North America are more heavily oriented around

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