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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
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Colombiaâ's ecosystem is incredibly diverse, both in the types of regions it has within its borders, and in the species it houses. However, there are many threats to the Colombian ecosystem that include over-harvesting, land erosion, air and water pollution, illegal logging in rainforests, coral bleaching, and unsustainable tourism.1 The government has made efforts to conserve its ecosystem, but there are still issues in conservation, including the conservation of endangered species like the cauca guan, rare turtles, and alligators.2 Pollution has had a powerful influence on Colombiaâ's natural environment, including its freshwater sources.3 Also, air pollution caused by the dense population and hugely crowded city centers causes diseases of the lungs, including pneumonia.4 These diseases are especially prevalent among young children. Poverty and environmental ...See More degradation have become interconnected.5 Problems in the environment like water and air pollution cause serious problems for the poor, who are most vulnerable to natural dangers. In return, the poor become displaced and live in conditions which harm the environment.6 Because of this, Colombia must combat both poverty and environmental issues within its borders. Show Less

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1http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/colombia/environmental_problems_colombia/
2 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Colombia-ENVIRONMENT.html
3 http://sidaenvironmenthelpdesk.se/wordpress3/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Environmental-policy-brief-Colombia-2008.pdf
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U.S. News & World Report 
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela's former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia on Friday, migration authorities in Bogota said, after she was fired by a controversial new legislative superbody and said she feared for her life. Ortega broke with ... See more..
teleSUR English 
In response, over 10,000 artisanal and ancestral Colombian miners started protesting against the expansion plans of multinational mining companies. The local communities said their human rights have been violated during the demonstrations. Earlier this ... See more..
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 ... See more..
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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. See more..
Seminoles.com 
(seminoles.com) – Florida State senior basketball guard Braian Angola-Rodas will play for the Colombia National Team in the upcoming Four Nation's Tournament and the FIBA AmeriCup as the team continues its qualification schedule for the 2019 FIBA ... See more..
CBS News 
Cocaine production has surged more than 130 percent since 2013. Colombia is the main supplier of cocaine to the United States. See more..
Washington Post 
BOGOTA, Colombia — Authorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for Colombia. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. world. See more..
Markets Insider 
(RTTNews) - Colombia's central bank indicated that inflation expectations for December 2017 are at 4.1% per year, slightly above the ceiling of the monetary ... See more..
ESPN FC 
The Colombia international spent two seasons with Inter after impressing at the Copa America in 2015, but couldn't find space in new coach Luciano Spalletti's setup. Valencia, who opened their La Liga season with a 1-0 victory over Las Palmas on Friday ... See more..
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International 
"These types of violence are having a clear impact on the physical and mental health of people living in Buenaventura and Tumaco.” See more..
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Geography

Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama
Area

Total 1,138,910 sq km
Land 1,038,700 sq km
Water 100,210 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Isla de Malpelo, Roncador Cay, and Serrana Bank
Climate

tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler in highlands
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

highlands subject to volcanic eruptions; occasional earthquakes; periodic droughts

volcanism: Galeras (elev. 4,276 m) is one of Colombia's most active volcanoes, having erupted in 2009 and 2010 causing major evacuations; it has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Nevado del Ruiz (elev. 5,321 m), 129 km (80 mi) west of Bogota, erupted in 1985 producing lahars that killed 23,000 people; the volcano last erupted in 1991; additionally, after 500 years of dormancy, Nevado del Huila reawakened in 2007 and has experienced frequent eruptions since then; other historically active volcanoes include Cumbal, Dona Juana, Nevado del Tolima, and Purace Galeras (elev. 4,276 m) is one of Colombia's most active volcanoes, having erupted in 2009 and 2010 causing major evacuations; it has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Nevado del Ruiz (elev. 5,321 m), 129 km (80 mi) west of Bogota, erupted in 1985 producing lahars that killed 23,000 people; the volcano last erupted in 1991; additionally, after 500 years of dormancy, Nevado del Huila reawakened in 2007 and has experienced frequent eruptions since ...See More then; other historically active volcanoes include Cumbal, Dona Juana, Nevado del Tolima, and Purace Show Less
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil and water quality damage from overuse of pesticides; air pollution, especially in Bogota, from vehicle emissions

Demographics

Nationality
Colombian
Population
45,745,783 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Colombia's consistently sound economic policies and aggressive promotion of free trade agreements in recent years have bolstered its ability to face external shocks. Real GDP has grown more than 4% per year for the past three years, continuing almost a decade of strong economic performance. All three major ratings agencies have upgraded Colombia's government debt to investment grade. Nevertheless, Colombia depends heavily on oil exports, making it vulnerable to a drop in oil prices. Economic development is stymied by inadequate infrastructure, weakened further by recent flooding. Moreover, the unemployment rate of 10.3% in 2012 is still one of Latin America's ...See More highest. The SANTOS Administration's foreign policy has focused on bolstering Colombia's commercial ties and boosting investment at home. The US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was ratified by the US Congress in October 2011 and implemented in 2012. Colombia has signed or is negotiating FTAs with a number of other countries, including Canada, Chile, Mexico, Switzerland, the EU, Venezuela, South Korea, Turkey, Japan, China, Costa Rica, Panama, and Israel. Foreign direct investment - notably in the oil and gas sectors - reached a record $10 billion in 2008 but dropped to $7.2 billion in 2009, before beginning to recover in 2010, and reached a record high of nearly $16 billion in 2012. Colombia is the third largest Latin American exporter of oil to the United States, and the United States' largest source of imported coal. Inequality, underemployment, and narcotrafficking remain significant challenges, and Colombia's infrastructure requires major improvements to sustain economic expansion. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$511.1 billion (2012 est.); $491.5 billion (2011 est.); $460.8 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 20.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables; shrimp; forest products
Industries

textiles, food processing, oil, clothing and footwear, beverages, chemicals, cement; gold, coal, emeralds