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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

COL

Website

Colombia

Established

7/20/1810

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

1/21/2006


Institutions

Chamber of Representatives

President

Senate

Congress

House of Representatives

Senate

State

Amazonas

Antioquia

Arauca

Atlantico

Bolivar

Boyaca

Caldas

Caqueta

Casanare

Cauca

Cesar

Choco

Cordoba

Cundinamarca

Distrito Capital de Bogota

Guainia

Guaviare

Huila

La Guajira

Magdalena

Meta

Narino

Norte de Santander

Putumayo

Quindio

Risaralda

San Andres y Providencia

Santander

Sucre

Tolima

Valle del Cauca

Vaupes

Vichada


DESCRIPTION

Republic of Colombia Republica de Colombia Formerly a member state of the Spanish Colony of Gran Colombia (which included Ecuador and Venezuela), Colombia is a Northern South American nation bordering the Caribbean Sea between Panama and Venezuela and bordering the North Pacific Ocean between Ecuador and Panama. The Colombian population is 58% mestizo, 20% white, 14% mulatto and the rest are black and Amerindian. Colombians are overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with 90% professing its creed. With its capital in Bogota, Colombia is comprised of 32 departments or states and a single capital district. As a republic, Colombia is led by a popularly elected President who stands as both head of state and government, who with the Vice President, serves four-year terms. The Cabinet is created by the President from a coalition of the two dominant political parties. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral Congress, comprised of a Senate and House of Representatives. All Congress members from both chambers are elected by popular vote to four-year terms.


INFO LINKS

Government Portal of Colombia

President of Colombia

Ministry of External Relations of Colombia (Foreign Affairs)

Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations

Embassy of Colombia in the United States

Plan Colombia Program between the United States and Colombia


BOOKS

Social Sciences

Driven by Drugs: U.S. Policy Toward Colombia

History

Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

Social Sciences

More Terrible than Death: Massacres, Drugs, and America's War in Colombia


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MEDIA

EVENTS

5/25/2014

General Election

Colombia Presidential Election

Posted by IndyGeorgia

3/9/2014

General Election

Colombia Legislative Election

Posted by IndyGeorgia


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

3/15/2010 9:35 am

News

Colombia is still Uribeland, after all

Picimpalious

9/3/2009 12:00 am

Review

Neoliberalism Needs Death Squads in Colombia

Craverguy

12/13/2008 1:00 am

News

Colombia extradites reputed drug lord to U.S.

Jason

7/3/2008 12:00 pm

General

Old-fashioned fake-out results in freedom for hostages

J.R.

7/2/2008 2:00 pm

News

Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt is freed

Patrick

4/14/2008 1:00 pm

News

Union Killings Peril Trade Pact With Colombia

ArmyDem

1/13/2008 12:00 am

News

Chavez says Colombia's rebels not terrorists

Gerald Farinas

5/10/2007 11:00 am

Commentary

How to Lose an Ally

None Entered

10/11/2006 11:40 pm

News

U.S. cuts economic aid for Colombia area

ChronoT

6/30/2006 2:00 pm

General

Colombia's new Juan Valdez a true farmer

Nothing wrong, just gone

3/24/2006 1:00 am

Announcement

US ready to capture FARC rebel leaders if Colombia asks

ChronoT

4/14/2005 1:00 pm

News

Colombia Poses Dilemma for U.S. War on Terrorism

Brandon

4/15/2004 12:00 am

News

Colombia's Uribe Seeks Permission to Run for Second Term

Gerald Farinas

4/1/2004 12:00 am

News

Colombia Wants More US Aid to Fight Drugs, Rebels

Gerald Farinas

3/7/2004 12:00 am

Commentary

Colombia Today(The future of Latin America is being decided)

Liberal


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