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  Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena was discovered by Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1503 at the same time he discovered the entire Atlantic coast of Colombia.
During almost all the colonial period, Cartagena was the arrival point for the galleons, for which it became the main port of commercial interchange for the traders of the principal departments of the country.
Cartagena was the first colombian city that declared its absolute independence from Spain on November 11 of 1811.
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 Cartagena, Colombia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cartagena, Colombia, also known as Cartagena de Indias or La Heroica (The Heroic), is a large seaport on the north coast of Colombia.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, Cartagena was part of the Spanish Main, one of the chief ports of the Spanish treasure fleet and so a prime target for English and French pirate and privateers (such as Sir Francis Drake, who sacked the city in 1586).
Cartagena is the capital of the department of Bolivar, with a population of 812,595 (1997 estimate).
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 Cartagena, Colombia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena, Colombia, also known as Cartagena de Indias or La Heroica (The Heroic), is a large seaport on the north coast of (A republic in northwestern South America; the major legal crop is coffee but cocaine is also a major export) Colombia.
Cartagena faces the (An arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream) Caribbean Sea to the west.
Cartagena receives about 100 cm (40 inches) of (Water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere) rain a year.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/cartagena,_colombia.htm   (476 words)

 Cartagena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena de Indias is a city of surprises, from the old walled section of colorful stucco-and-wood houses...
The city is known officially as Cartagena de Indias to distinguish this Cartagena of the Indies from the Cartagena in Spain,...
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was adopted in...
enciclopedia.cc /Cartagena   (329 words)

 Gentrification, Property Taxes and the barrio: Land Valuation in Cartagena de Indias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena was the first place (1811) in Colombia and Venezuela to declare independence from Spain, and pronounced itself the Republic of Cartagena.
Cartagena is geographically isolated from the highland war because it is not located in a zone producing or processing cocaine.
Cartagena is unique in that the private sector spearheads most of the initiatives in historic preservation, leaving the historic city highly susceptible to market fluctuations.
www.uap.vt.edu /research/publications/cartagena   (4715 words)

 Cartagena de Indias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena de Indias is located in the coast of present day Colombia, at the coordinates of Lat 10.460 N and Long 75.494 W. It was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia aware of the recent discoveries of gold in nearby Indian tombs from the Sinu civilization.
Several attempts were made to take Cartagena during this time, however, none succeeded until 1697, when during a war between France and Spain, a force of 22 large ships with more than 500 cannons and 4000 landing troops under the command of the Baron de Pointis attacked the city.
In 1735 the illustrious mariners, the young lieutenants Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, arrived to Cartagena with the scientific mission of measuring one degree of the meridian in partnership with the Paris Academy of Sciences.
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 Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, in the area where the Caribbean Calamarí people lived, their name meaning 'crab'.
Cartagena was a slave port; Cartagena and Veracruz (México) were the only cities authorized to trade with fl people.
The first slaves arrived with Pedro de Heredia and they worked as cane cutters to open roads, in the desecration of tombs of the aboriginal population of Sinu, and in the construction of buildings and fortresses.
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 Headquarters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Regional Secretariat was formally established in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in 1988 when the Headquarters Agreement between UNESCO and the Government of Colombia was signed and ratified by the Congress.
Cartagena de Indias is a city with most facilities and infrastructure required to operate an office with the characteristics of the IOCARIBE Secretariat.
The Sub-Commision has its Headquarters in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on the mezzanine floor of the historic Casa del Marques de Valdehoyos, within the walled city (Ciudad Amurallada) Day to day activities are administered through a Regional Programme Office of IOC which serves the Secretariat of IOCARIBE.
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 Simón Bolívar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bolívar aristocratic bloodline derives from La Puebla de Bolibar (or Bolíbar), a small village in Basque country of Biscay, the origin of their surname.
Due to the rebellion of José Tomás Boves in 1814 and the fall of the republic, he returned to New Granada, where he then commanded a Colombian nationalist force and entered Bogotá in 1814, recapturing the city from the dissenting republican forces of Cundinamarca.
Bolívar, assisted by Antonio José de Sucre, decisively defeated the Spanish cavalry on August 6 1824 at Junín.
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 Cartagena on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena was founded in 1533 and became the treasure city of the Spanish Main, where precious stones and minerals from the New World awaited transshipment to Spain.
Although the harbor was guarded by 29 stone forts and the city was encircled by a high wall of coral, Cartagena suffered sackings and invasions—in 1544, 1560, and in 1586 (by Sir Francis Drake).
Intriguing Cartagena: Colombia's colonial port is in tune with the 21st century.
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Cartagena represents a specific experience for Afro-descendants in Colombia, even though the local elite has created a distinctive ethnic image.
Cartagena's population is defined as tri-ethnic and the city stands as a symbol for those who believe in the capacity for dialogue that the African Diaspora has manifested in the Caribbean.
This is the place that will allow us to think of the past, the present, and the future; of Afro-descendants in their totality, and in all of their possibilities for lives worthy, through their collective organizations and their aspirations, of an inclusive and emancipating citizenship.
www.yorku.ca /nhp/conferences/cartagena/cartagena_en.htm   (769 words)

 Indias Climate -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Indias large rural population is dependent on the cycles of the seasons.
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on September 8, 9 and 10.
Indias, it was in February 1999 at the meeting convened by...
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Founded in 1533 by don Pedro_de_Heredia, and named after Cartagena,_Spain, it was a major center of early Spanish settlement in the Americas, and continues to be an economic hub as well as a popular tourist destination.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, Cartagena was part of the Spanish_Main, one of the chief ports of the Spanish_treasure_fleet and so a prime target for English and French pirate and privateers (such as Sir Francis_Drake, who sacked the city in 1586).
Cartagena receives about 1000 mm (40 inches) of rain a year.
www.palfacts.com /Cartagena,_Colombia   (480 words)

 Dorado Plaza Hotels Organization - Colombia - Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena de Indias combines perfectly its suroundings dominated by the Caribbean Sea with its Colonial Architecture.
Among the main touristic atractions in Cartagena is the "Ciudad Vieja" (Old City) located in downtown surounded by a beautiful defense.
Cartagena should be walked slowly several times, and crossed in an old and romantic carriage pulled by horses.
www.hotelandesplaza.com.co /ingles/english.htm   (289 words)

 Virtual Andean Tourist Routes - The greatest ! - Cartagena de Indias - Colombia /Andean Community - 2002
Many tourists leave Cartagena for the two-hour ride in a modern launch to this archipelago of coral reefs washed by blue and green waters.
Forts and castles were strategically built around Cartagena de Indias to defend its inhabitants from the continuous attacks of English and French pirates who, well aware of all the new lands had to offer, sailed the Caribbean in search of treasure.
It was in Cartagena that he found the spiritual strength to fight the evil and cruelty of those who claimed that their light skin color was enough to entitle them to dominate the world.
www.comunidadandina.org /ingles/tourism/greatest/i_cartagena.htm   (614 words)

 Cartagena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena de Indias is legendary both for its history and its beauty.
Nearby, there are a handful of impressive Spanish forts, including the 17th-century Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, undoubtedly the greatest and strongest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in their colonies.
In front of the crystal glimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea, in Cartagena de lasIndias, One of the most beautiful cities of the world, "Cultural Patromony of Humanity", located 15 minutes from the airport Rafael Nuñez and 10 minutes from the city of walls, is found the Hotel Caribe of Cartagena.
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 We arrived in Cartagena de Indias on the weekend, on Saturday October 12, to allow a couple of days to wander around ...
Founded in 1533, Cartagena is one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere.
The ciudad amurallada is one of the most well restored Spanish colonial cities in the hemisphere, with narrow streets adorned by marvelous wooden balconies speckled with tropical flowers jutting from stucco buildings painted in a rainbow of colors, from terracotta to lavender to ocean blue.
  Cartagena's local cuisine is varied:  lots of fish (especially red snapper called pargo in Colombia) and seafood (conch, oysters, lobster, and, when in season, crab claws with vinaigrette) prepared in a variety of ways and served with many different kinds of herbed sauces or coconut sauce.
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 Paso Fino - The World of Paso Fino Horses on Paso Pedigree.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She was born December 10th, 1975 on his farm on the outskirts of a small town called Turbaco, 17 kilometers South of Cartagena de Indias, and her registration is ASOCABA number 25.127.
Casanova was in a group of horses which had been bought in Medellín by Carlos Enrique "Quique" Segrera, one of Cartagena de Indias´ foremost modern day horse pioneers, who brought the stallion to Cartagena and sold it to Senén González, who in turn allowed Casanova to serve Mr.
After purchasing her, Aristides Paternina boarded Metralleta at La Conchita, in Cartagena de Indias, which was then the best horse facility on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia.
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CARTAGENA, Colombia, Nov 11 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and countries in Latin America are gearing up to mark the 20th anniversary of a landmark document...
Iberoamericano (FNPI) and the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) are conducting the workshop, scheduled for December 13 to 17 in Cartagena de Indias.
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - One is a center-right president and a close ally of the United States who is accused of being too soft on outlawed paramilitary...
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 Embajada de Cuba en Holanda
Mayo de 1965: The FBI reports that Posada Carriles was envolved with a plot to topple the Guatemalan government.
Octubre de 1967: The CIA transfers Carriles to Venezuela, where he enters the Direction of Inteligence and Prevention Services (DISIP) and under the psudonimous of “Comisario Basilio” (Captain Basilio) he participates in the repression against Venezuelan and Latin American progressive groups.
Junio de 1975: He founds the Commercial and Industrial Research Enterprise in Venezuela to guise his terrorist activities both in the country and in the region.
www.embacuba.nl /terror.htm   (3457 words)

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Cartagena de Indias is an incomparable unique city as it which offers to its visitors more than any other Caribbean city can.
Cartagena de Indias has a fascinating combination of colonialColonial Spanish architecture, beautiful beaches, the heavenly Islas del islands of Rosario Rosario and the delightful encounters in at the picturesque pubs and cafes on found in its its beautiful plazas.
Cartagena de Indias offers to the visitor important historical sites like such as the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas, the La Popa Convento de la Popa, the Palace of the Inquisition, and as well as visits to the Naval, museum, the museum of Modern Art and Gold Museums.
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 History of Cartagena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For the Spanish, Drake is a pirate, the heartless predator who plundered its settlements from Chile to Peru and extorted a fabulous ransom from Cartagena de Indias and from St. Augustine in Florida.
Drake and Hawkins were amongst the first pirates to prey on the new settlement of Cartagena de Indias in the late 1500's.
It was their activities and those of their French counterparts, Robert Baal and Martin Cote, that forced the Spanish Crown to undertake the construction of the intricate complex of fortresses, walls, and castles that were to make the city unassailable for almost one hundred years.
www.destinationcartagena.com /history.html   (372 words)

 Cartagena, Colombia - Cartagena de Indias - Cartagena, Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena, Colombia - Cartagena de Indias - Cartagena, Columbia
Cartagena del Chaira is a small town of 11,000 in the heart of the Colombian Amazon, far from the coastal city of Cartagena.
In Cartagena, promotion is all about the very slow process of educating business decision makers as to the proven results www.cartagenainfo.com offers.
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 Cartagena Apartments. Rent or Buy Properties in Cartagena Colombia. - Propiedades
Cartagena de Indias is a city without comparison; no other city in the Caribbean offers so much to visitors.
Cartagena de Indias is a beautiful city; hospitable and friendly, that opens its arms to visitors from all over the world.
There are direct international flights to Cartagena from Miami (USA), Panama and Madrid by the airline www.airmadrid.com.
www.cartagenaapartments.com /modules/propiedades/cartagena-colombia.html   (511 words)

 2000 in Cartagena de Indias
As the Congress chairperson she was happy to conclude with the certitude that the 27th IBBY Congress, which took place from 18 to 22 September 2000, had been a great success for participants and organizers alike.
To secure support and raise the necessary funds as well as convincing all potential participants that Cartagena de Indias in Colombia is a safe destination for foreigners was a remarkable achievement.
The historic city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast was an ideal setting for the many activities of the Congress.
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 CaribeNet Cartagena Colombia :: The ultimate Guide to Cartagena, Colombia
I was very lucky to arrive into Cartagena by the old style of travellers gone by a yacht the first time i visited in the summer of 2002 sailing in to the bay and seeing all the forts that were built to protect the city from
She was not only the mother of Nobel Literature Award winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but the role model for the character of Ursula in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, and matriarch to 11 children, 67 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
He was visiting Cartagena as part of his re-enactment of his original journey, which also passed through Cartagena.
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Founded in 1533 by Don Pedro de Heredia, has a rich heritage of pre-Columbian native history and Spanish conquest.
The UNESCO declared Cartagena de Indias, an important economical, political and cultural center in the Caribbean and Latin America, Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1985.
A city of beautiful contrasts, surrounded by sandy beaches and within a few minutes by sea from Cartagena, one finds clear, tepid waters and white sands.
www.pietro.com /english/cartagena.htm   (72 words)

 Encyclopedia: Cartagena de Indias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cartagena receives about 100 cm (40 inches) of rain a year.
Las Fortificaciones en Cartagena de Indias: Estrategia e Historia (http://www.lablaa.org/blaavirtual/letra-f/fortificaciones/indice.htm) (in Spanish)
Islas del Rosario, Cartagena, Colombia (http://www.islasdelrosario.info/) (in Spanish and English)
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cartagena-de-Indias   (503 words)

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