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  ColombiaLink.com - Colombia - Culture
Colombia's literary giant is Gabriel García Márquez, whose works mix myths, dreams and reality in a style critics have dubbed 'magic realism'.
The best of Colombia's exciting new writers is Moreno Durán, who has been burdened with the reputation of being the best Latin American novelist to emerge since the regional upsurge in literary talent in the 1950s.
Spanish is Colombia's official language and, except for some remote Indian tribes, all Colombians speak it.
www.colombialink.com /01_INDEX/index_colombia_eng/index_colombia_03.html   (313 words)

  
 Colombia History & Colombia Culture | iExplore.com
Discontent among various parts of the population – indigenous inhabitants, lower-class Spanish immigrants and mixed-race Creoles – with the arbitrary nature of colonial rule, eventually led to the 1819 rebellion under the legendary figure of Simon Bolivar.
The Republic of Colombia was formally established in 1855, four years after the abolition of slavery.
Colombia is a member of the Andean Pact and of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración (ALADI), which is seeking to regularize tariffs throughout South America.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Colombia/History   (1224 words)

  
 Colombia: The Culture of Fear
Two facts should be uppermost in the minds of North American readers of Father Giraldo's documentation of the reign of terror that engulfed Colombia during the "Dirty War" waged by the state security forces and their paramilitary associates from the early 1980s.
The first is that Colombia's "democra-tatorship," as Eduardo Galeano termed this amalgam of democratic forms and totalitarian terror, has managed to compile the worst human rights record in the hemisphere in recent years, no small achievement when one considers the competition.
Israeli physician Ruchama Marton, who has been at the forefront of investigation of the use of torture by the security forces of her own country, points out that while confessions obtained by torture are of course meaningless, the real purpose is not confession.
www.zmag.org /chomsky/other/culture-of-fear.html   (1814 words)

  
 Economy of Colombia, Culture of Colombia, History of Columbia, Colombia Flag, Colombia History
The art and culture of Colombia touched the peak around the 16th century, which is even before the Spanish settlers came in.
The flag of Colombia has three horizontal bands - yellow on the top, which is double-width, blue in the middle and red at the bottom.
The economy of Colombia is mainly dependent on agriculture and coffee used to be a principal cash crop in the past.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/colombia1.html   (417 words)

  
 Colombia Flag,Colombia Map, Colombia Culture : SphereInfo.com
Republic of Colombia, republic in north-western South America, bordered on the north by Panama and the Caribbean Sea, on the east by Venezuela and Brazil, on the south by Peru and Ecuador, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Colombia is the only South American nation with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Culture of Colombia touched the peak around the 16th century, which is even before the Spanish settlers came in.
www.sphereinfo.com /colombia   (1016 words)

  
 CREOLE CULTURE AND LANGUAGE IN THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN : Indymedia Colombia
That is to say, that the few persons from ethnic minority groups with formal education, have got their education in a culture and a language that is contrary to the regional and local culture and language.
The Native Settlers of the Archipelago have been appropriating certain elements that harmonise with their culture or are useful for the interaction with other groups that enter in contact or in conflict with the native culture.
The Afro-Caribbean cultural synthesis is the result of the most intense relation that the native has developed with different groups that live on their territory or elsewhere.
colombia.indymedia.org /news/2005/05/25461.php   (4433 words)

  
 Colombia Culture
Colombia has gone from bad to worse since February 2002, when President Andres Pastrana cut off peace negotiations with the Marxist rebel organization FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).
As usual, civilians are caught in the crossfire and bear the brunt of the violence.
This is a dangerous time to visit any part of Colombia: although the violence used to be confined to the countryside, the rebels are increasingly targeting urban centers to cause economic and political damage.
www.traveldocs.com /co/culture.htm   (638 words)

  
 Republic of Colombia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Colombia lies at the gateway to South America and must have been a transit point for the first inhabitants who migrated from North and Central America.
The pre-columbian cultures of Colombia have been little investigated as almost none of them left behind spectacular monuments.
Colombia is a country of geographical contrasts and extremes.
www.colostate.edu /~cwis57/Colombia   (2770 words)

  
 Colombia: Women, culture, and peace
The River Tapaje is one of the most beautiful rivers in the Nariño department, southwest Colombia.
This element is their culture and music forms a part of it.
CWS has supported the Association in its efforts to preserve and rescue its culture, in the staging of the River Tapaje Women's Groups' Musical Festival, attended by groups representing the 62 communities in the region.
www.churchworldservice.org /Development/archives/2006/03/57.html   (373 words)

  
 Colombia: a culture built on illegality and force.
Colombia does not have a classic state where rule of law prevails, as is known in Western democracies.
So in Colombia’s case, I think the problem is not just drug smuggling but also institutions and a culture built on illegality and force, sometimes armed force.
But in Colombia the state has always served the ruling class, except for a brief period in the middle of the 19th century.
www.unesco.org /courier/2001_02/uk/doss2.htm   (1371 words)

  
 Culture - Population - Colombia - South America: colombia population, colombian literature, cauca river, flute musical, ...
Colombia’s Native American cultural tradition, although less spectacular than that of Mexico and Peru, was rich and varied prior to the arrival of Spanish settlers in the 16th century.
Colombia has a rich tradition of folk music and dance, most of which reveals African or Native American influences.
In the area around Popayan, a city in southwestern Colombia along the Cauca river, a type of music called the murga is played by groups of wandering street musicians using stringed instruments.
www.countriesquest.com /south_america/colombia/population/culture.htm   (471 words)

  
 Arts & Culture
Colombian culture may be defined as a rich mix that comprises interpretations of diverse historical periods, changes in styles, individual and collective proposals and means of expression common to artistic production.
Artesanías de Colombia S.A. is a mixed-economy enterprise, part of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia.
These fairs have already been consolidated in Colombia and Latin America and are internationally renowned today for their variety and quality.
www.colombiaemb.org /opencms/opencms/arts   (374 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: The Coffee Culture of Colombia's Riviera - Gary Predmore
Indeed, such cultural flexibility and evolution seem the hallmark of the ever-changing mix of culture and commercial endeavor that has historically been found along the coast.
La Federacion de Cafeteros de Colombia (The Coffee Federation of Colombia) has the primary responsibility of coordinating and developing the coffee-producing areas of Colombia.
Almost all of Colombia's coffee farms are individually owned, and this has produced a free enterprise system that has evolved naturally over many decades.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1990/april/Sa16929.htm   (310 words)

  
 Colombia - Country Profile - Republica de Colombia, South America
Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and Venezuela).
Four decades of conflict have turned Colombia into one of the world's worst humanitarian hotspots, with millions caught up in the crossfire between leftist rebels, cocaine smugglers and far-right paramilitary militias.
The "I Believe In Colombia" program is a group that empowers Colombians to speak well about Colombia and act on its behalf.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/colombia.htm   (759 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Colombia's kidnap culture
On 23 February 2002, Ingrid Betancourt, a candidate in Colombia's presidential elections was abducted as she travelled into a former rebel safe haven.
Colombian Senator Jorge Gechem Turbay became the fifth member of Colombia's Congress to be kidnapped on 20 February 2002.
He was snatched when the FARC hijacked a domestic airliner, forcing it to land on a stretch of highway in Huila department.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/2452909.stm   (506 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The intent is to create soc.culture.colombia as an alternative and, for some, more convenient vehicle for communications about Colombia, so as to reach as wide a public as possible; a mailing list would also be provided as a gateway to the newsgroup, for those unable to access it directly.
CHARTER: A forum to discuss all aspects of Colombian culture and society, such as: - Cultural events, art and music - News from Colombia - Political and social issues, such as: + Foreign and domestic policies + Energy policies, e.g.
Colombia With a population of 33 milion and one of the most promising economies of Latin America, Colombia is a land of contrast and beauty.
www.faqs.org /usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.culture.colombia   (2835 words)

  
 Culture and the Arts of Colombia
International Poetry Festival in Medellin - International Poetry Festival in Medellin - Every year Colombia hosts the festival in the city of Medellin - it is a popular event with poets coming from every corner of the world - (English / Español)
Gold Museum in Colombia - Gold Museum in in Colombia - Information, Exhibitions, Hands On!, Educational Services...
Culture and Tourism in Colombia - Culture and Tourism in Colombia - Tourism, Religion, Sports, Indian Restaurants, Variety.
www.escapeartist.com /colombia/colombia2.html   (456 words)

  
 Colombia: UNESCO Culture Sector
Born in Bogotá, 1965; is a composer and performer interested in improvisation and collective composition.
Born in Bogota, 1955; is Associate Professor at the Conservatory of Music, National University of Colombia, where he teaches Music Creation, Acousmatic Music and Soundscape.
Born in Ghent, Belgium, 1935, moved to Bucamaranga, Colombia, a few months later; died in Bogota, 1975; is considered one of the big names among the composers of new music of Colombia and the most active and prolific composer working with electroacoustic medias during the 60s and 70s.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=15236&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=205.html   (408 words)

  
 Travel in Bogota-Colombia-Culture-WorldTravelGate.net®-
In addition to its numerous museums, Santa Fe de Bogota enjoys cultural activities such as shows, concerts, art exhibitions and conferences throughout the year.
Pictures - Above right: One of the many concerts which are performed in the capital every week; Below left: A gold ornament of the Muisca culture exhibited in the Gold Museum; Below Right: the Quinta de Bolivar is not only a historical monument but is also a tourist attraction.
Another antique house of inestimable worth is the Quinta de Bolivar, of typically Spanish architecture and today a museum with objects and documents that belonged to the Liberator Simon Bolivar.
www.americatravelling.net /colombia/bogota/bogota_culture.htm   (310 words)

  
 Marihemp: Culture: Plan Colombia and 'Maria Full of Grace'
Plan Colombia was written by Rand Beers, who served in the Clinton and Bush II administrations and is now a senior advisor to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
The Pentagon says the Army pilot's crash in Colombia last July was a "mishap," but her family believes she was shot down -- the first of many soldiers likely to die in our undeclared war.
The war in Colombia, the Odoms agreed, had entered a new stage, and Jennifer believed her plane could be blown out of the air at any time.
boards.marihemp.com /boards/msg7x4810.shtml   (1067 words)

  
 Culture : Colombia : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
The most important source for bibliography of books and articles concerning Colombia is the annual Handbook of Latin American Studies (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas/) produced by over 130 contributing editors under the editorship of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
One of the major aggregators for links to a wide variety of subjects relating to Colombia is the University of Texas' LANIC (http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/colombia/).
The Cultural Institute in Cartagena de Indias is a public institution whose purpose is to organize, manage, and promote cultural development in the district of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. This Web site includes a directory of artists and cultural institutions in Cartagena.; In Spanish.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/hispanic/colombia/resources/colombia-culture.html   (815 words)

  
 Video. - Culture Colombia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And Cheney's Halliburton is salivating for larger exploration projects in Colombia: http://www.afsc.org/colombiaoil/oil_1.htm In May 2001, the National...
Hay "navegadores del apellido" para 45 paï¿­ses incluyendo Colombia....
Colombia resulta el cuarto pa■s con mayor desigualdad social (brecha entre ricos y pobres) en Am←rica Latina, detr£s de Brasil, Chile y Guatemala, segn un informe del Banco Mundial.
www.lipsot.com /group-3526-201.html   (3154 words)

  
 - Logtar’s Blog - » Colombia
Gabriel José García Márquez was born on March 6, 1928 in Aracataca, Colombia.
An opinionated 28 year old American that was born in Colombia, lived in Chicago for 10 years, Midland Michigan for 3, and now lives in Kansas City, Kansas.
You are currently browsing the archives for the Colombia category.
blog.logtar.com /?cat=16   (540 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional:South America:Colombia:Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Submitting a site in another language or relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.
This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to the history and composition of the people of Colombia.
This category is for websites containing information about or representing organizations that provide aid and development for Colombia.
dmoz.org /Regional/South_America/Colombia/Society_and_Culture/desc.html   (231 words)

  
 Culture and history travel packages and vacations in Colombia
We have compiled a list of culture and history travel packages and vacations in Colombia.
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Experience Colombia with the professionals and see the beauty of this country and it’s people!
www.infohub.com /travel_packages/culture_history_colombia_253.html   (93 words)

  
 María del Pilar Eraso Soler
FAO, “Situation and Perspectives of the Continental Waters Fish Culture in Colombia” Bogotá, Colombia.
Feasibility study and management for the programmes of fish culture.
Ø “National Seminar on the fish culture and small-scale fishing – products sample for the fishing ” College of Medicines Veterinaries and of professionals of the Zootechnics of the department of Córdoba – COVEZCOR.
www.gfmer.ch /Colombia_Pilar/EnglishCV.htm   (403 words)

  
 LAPOP - LATIN AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION PROJECT
In order to read these documents, a recent version of "Adobe Reader" is necessary.
The Political Culture of Democracy in Colombia 2004.pdf
Regional Report- The Political Culture of Democracy in Mexico, Central America and Colombia 2004.pdf
sitemason.vanderbilt.edu /lapop/COLOMBIABACK   (104 words)

  
 Information about Colombia. Travel to Colombia. Colombia tours. Colombia Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Places & Attractions Culture Economy & Investment History Maps
Travelling in Colombia could be a wonderful experience.
Bogota has a temperate climate 2,600 m (8530 ft) above sea level and at a constant temperature of 19 degrees Celsius.
www.mundoandino.com /Colombia   (170 words)

  
 Colombia · culture and education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
These links will provide useful information on Colombia Tourism:
Address : Calle 75 No.8 -12, Bogota, Colombia
Adrress : Carrera 4 No.27 -03, Bogota, Colombia
www.embajadaindia.org /colombia/colombia05.htm   (44 words)

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