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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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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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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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Colombia News

Business Insider 
Tumaco Colombia coca violence Farmers and soldiers tend to the wounded after police fired on protesters in Tumaco, Colombia, October 5, 2017. Las Dos ... See more..
Pacific Standard 
One year after Colombians initially rejected a peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group, today the outlook for peace seems almost promising. On October 10th, the country's constitutional court shielded that accord from any changes for a period of ... See more..
Bitcoin News (press release) 
Colombia is poised to economically breakout in coming years due to its blessings of climate and natural resources, a vibrant working-age population, newly arrived at peace, and an embrace of bitcoin. Cryptocurrency conferences, training workshops, are ... See more..
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ESPN FC 
Colombia's Deiber Caicedo (centre) celebrates after scoring against the US in a U-17 World Cup match in Mumbai. Mid-October is a bleak, unpleasant time to be in Delhi. The air is heavy and grey with a pre-Diwali smog. In the run-up to the U-17 World ... See more..
Variety 
Dynamo and YouTube hit Enchufe TV co-produce Enchufe's first film; Sony Pictures releasing pic in the U.S. and Latin America. See more..
Times of Malta 
The film will be screened at St James Cavalier Cinema, Valletta, today, at 7.30pm. It is being presented by Spazju Kreattiv in cooperation with the Honorary Consulate for Colombia. For tickets and more information, call 2122 3200 or visit www ... See more..
The New American (blog) 
The globalist “swamp” in Washington, D.C., is aiming to put top Hillary Clinton aide Joseph Macmanus (shown) into a key post, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, according to GOP sources cited in news reports. If the plot succeeds, it would potentially help ... See more..
BOE Report (press release) (blog) 
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc. (Wavefront or the Company) (TSX-V:WEE) (OTCQX:WFTSF) a ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
OBJECTIVE USAID's Inclusion for Peace Activity (IPA) aims to foster the social and economic inclusion of AfroColombian and indigenous communities that have ... See more..
Independent.ie 
After years of violence and insurgence, a peace agenda is being pursued in Colombia. Negotiators from Northern Ireland and the Republic have played their ... 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