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  President  Juan Manuel Santos 0 14 +6.00%
 Chamber of Representatives 
 Distrito Capital de Bogota 
 La Guajira 
 Norte de Santander 
 San Andres y Providencia 
 Valle del Cauca 

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Caribbean Sea  
North Pacific Ocean  
South Pacific Ocean  

Established July 20, 1810
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedPicimpalious January 21, 2006 04:29pm
DescriptionRepublic 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.


Colombia Departments -

Embassy of Colombia in the United States  Discuss
Government Portal of Colombia  Discuss
Ministry of External Relations of Colombia (Foreign Affairs)  Discuss
Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations  Discuss
Plan Colombia Program between the United States and Colombia  Discuss
President of Colombia  Discuss




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More Terrible than Death: Massacres, Drugs, and America's War in Colombia  Purchase RP 
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Driven by Drugs: U.S. Policy Toward Colombia  Purchase RP 

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 15, 2010 09:35am News Colombia is still Uribeland, after all  Article Picimpalious 
Sep 03, 2009 12:00am Review Neoliberalism Needs Death Squads in Colombia  Article Craverguy 
Dec 13, 2008 01:00am News Colombia extradites reputed drug lord to U.S.  Article Jason 
Jul 03, 2008 12:00pm General Old-fashioned fake-out results in freedom for hostages  Article J.R. 
Jul 02, 2008 02:00pm News Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt is freed  Article Patrick 
Apr 14, 2008 01:00pm News Union Killings Peril Trade Pact With Colombia  Article ArmyDem 

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