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  Santander Department - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santander is one of the nine original states of the United States of Colombia.
It is in the central northern part of the country, bordered on the west by the Magdalena River, to the south and east by Boyacá, and to the north by Norte de Santander.
The designs were based on the state's coat of arms, except for a 50c stamp in 1904 featuring a locomotive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santander,_Colombia   (145 words)

 Santander Department (Colombia)
The reported coat of arms of Santander, Colombia is just the arms used by the State of Santander in the United States of Colombia (1863-1886), which basically are the coat of arms of Colombia with the name of the state in the border.
I suppose the leaves are tobacco leaves, in the chief sinester there is an oil tower, and the six stars and the colors of the shields are taken from the colors (and meanings) of the flag.
I speculate that the river is the Chicamocha river between the Santander mountains.
flagspot.net /flags/co-san.html   (914 words)

 COLOMBIA, Landmine Monitor Report 2002
A US Department of State report, released on 4 March 2002, states that of the 130,000 antipersonnel mines estimated to be planted in Colombia at the end of 2001, the Colombian military maintained approximately 18,000 mines to defend static positions, while the remaining mines were emplaced by non-state actors.
Boyacá; department (10): Chiscas, Pajarito, Pauna, and Pisba municipalities.
34 in Arauca department: Arauquita (15), Tame (10), Arauca (6), Saravena (3);
www.icbl.org /lm/2002/colombia.html   (9267 words)

 COLOMBIA, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
The government of Bolivar Department has estimated that 60% of school absenteeism in Santa Rosa del Sur was due to the risks posed to children by AP mines near schools and towns.
The Information Department of the Ministry of Health is currently in the third year of a project which aims to generate needed statistical data on various aspects related to health and violence in Colombia, so as to arrive at a comprehensive view of violence in the country.
The Antioquia Rehabilitation Committeee is in Medellín in Antioquia department.
www.icbl.org /lm/2000/colombia.html   (4716 words)

For example, on June 14, paramilitaries executed two men on the outskirts of the town of Giron, Santander department; a note attached to one of the bodies attempted to justify the killings on the grounds that the men were common criminals.
There was no progress in the investigation of the ELN's killing of nine peasants in the village of La Cristalina, located near the town of Puerto Wilches, Santander department, in retaliation for their vocal opposition to a Government proposal to create an ELN safe haven in the region in anticipation of potential peace negotiations.
Paramilitaries in the city of Barrancabermeja, Santander department, exercised illegal "social controls," such as curfews for children, ad hoc punishments for domestic violence and petty crimes, and the issuance of paramilitary-produced identification cards to bona fide local residents.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18325.htm   (17623 words)

For example, the CCJ alleged that on May 11 troops of the 6th Brigade surrounded the towns of Montoso and Aco, Tolima department, accused various members of the population of being guerrilla collaborators, and causing the disappearance of Jose Maximiliano Gomez.
On April 5, FARC guerrillas in Norte de Santander department opened fire on an ambulance carrying a critically ill 6-month-old girl and her family.
On July 21, police in Atlantico department captured Leonidas Ricardo Reyes, the AUC Southern Bloc's third-in-command, who was suspected of murdering several teachers and a student in Magdalena department.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27891.htm   (17143 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Colombia: Floods Information Bulletin no. 01/2005
The most affected areas are in the departments of Santander and Norte de Santander, where the heavy rains have caused river waters to swell, sweeping away mud and vegetation.
The national government was examining the possibility of declaring a state of emergency in Santander and declaring an emergency situation in the municipality of Puerto Santander, in the department of Norte de Santander.
In the department of Cundinamarca, the local branch of the CRCS has made available a rapid response team in case it is necessary to evacuate families from the district capital and other affected municipalities.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/JWIN-69NJF7?OpenDocument   (1408 words)

 Santander Department - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Like the other states, Santander issued its own postage stamps between 1884 and 1905, with a provisional stamp appearing in 1907.
All of the stamps of Santander are commonly available.
Please visit WikiProject Colombia on tips on how to improve this article.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santander_Department   (145 words)

 IPI - International Press Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Beginning in February, Cristián Herrera Nariño of the daily La Opinión, based in the city of Cúcuta, Norte de Santander department, had to contend with threatening telephone calls, as well as harassment at the hands of the police, which he believed were connected to his investigative reporting.
On 4 July, Arquímedes Arias Henao, director of Fresno FM Estéreo in Tolima department, was shot and killed at the local radio station by an unidentified gunman, who fled with a man who was waiting for him on a motorcycle.
The weekly El Otro in Pasto, Nariño department, was attacked on 19 April by unidentified assailants who lobbed two grenades at the publication's offices, destroying part of the building and also damaging neighbouring houses.
www.freemedia.at /wpfr/Americas/colombia.htm   (12989 words)

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Fifteen newly reported cases were transmitted to the government; these had occurred in 2000, at Finca La Galleta, Montebello (Antioquia department); at Minitas, Granada (Antioquia department); at Bugalagrande (Cauca department); at Cabito, Bajo Baudo (Chocó department); and in Santander department.
Most of the abductions and detentions leading to disappearances were carried out by members of paramilitary groups whose actions were believed to have been either undertaken in complicity with, or under the supervision of, members of the security forces, very often in areas of heavy military presence.
The government informed the SR that the Administrative Department for National Security (DAS) was investigating all allegations of death threats.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord2001/engtext/vol4eng/colombiatr.htm   (1793 words)

 DC Indymedia: Recent Combat Reports from the Colombia War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
May 12th FARC and army in heavy combat outside the town of Sucre in Santander department resulting in three guerrillas and one soldier being killed.
May 9th ELN and army in heavy combat in Arauca department resulting in the death of a soldier.
May 7th ELN kill two soldiers and one civilian in a bomb attack on an army patrol in the town of San Calixto, Norte de Santander department.
dc.indymedia.org /newswire/display/9429/index.php   (662 words)

 Floridablanca (Santander, Colombia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The first version is from the mayor's office of Floridablanca, Santander (Province of Soto), Colombia.
It says that the flag was adopted by decree number 003, the 4th November 1977 (in conmemoration of the 160 years of fundation of the parish).
Floridablanca, in Soto province, department of Santander, is part of the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/co-sanfb.html   (243 words)

 June 2004
The U.S. administration releases a U.S. Justice Department memo asserting that the legal opinion that the president had "the legal authority to order prisoners to be tortured".
FARC guerrillas massacre 34 coca farmers in Norte de Santander department, Colombia, in the worst such attack since President Álvaro Uribe took office.
A civil trial begins in San Francisco, California, in the U.S. Justice Department's effort to prevent the purchase of PeopleSoft by Oracle.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/j/ju/june_2004.html   (6027 words)

 News, reports and documents in English - EJERCITO NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
New military operations developed in the Departments of Vichada, Quindio and Cundinamarca, left as balance a laboratory dismantled, two individuals captured, war material confiscated and 36 hectares of illicit cultivations destroyed.
Terrorist from the Farc 15 squad dies in the Caquetá Department
With the development of military actions in Cordoba and Cundinamarca Departments, the Army continues giving important blows to the finances to the groups dedicated to the narcotic's production and commercialization, when dismantling three coca complexes, destroying a great amount of precursors, and eradicating 4 hectares sowed with coca.
www.ejercito.mil.co /english/index.php?idcategoria=42   (1389 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
In Sucre department, paramilitaries murdered teacher Francisco Mendez Diaz of the Colombian Teachers Federation FECODE on the road between Chalan and Sincelejo.
In the town of Miranda, Cauca department, paramilitaries entered the local hospital and killed nurse Amparo Figueroa, a member of the National Association of Hospital and Clinic Workers (ANTHOC).
The same day in Valledupar, Cesar department, paramilitaries murdered Rodrigo Gamboa Coy, who worked for more than 20 years for the National Agrarian Reform Institute (INCORA) and was president of the Cesar chapter of the Union of INCORA Workers (SINTRADIN).
atlanta.indymedia.org /usermedia/text/paramilita.txt   (1275 words)

 americas.org - Women’s Group Attacked   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
On January 28, rightwing paramilitaries abducted youth activist and television host Inés Peña in the Colombian river port city of Barrancabermeja, Santander department.
The 22-year-old activist is a youth leader with the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP), based in Barrancabermeja, as well as a host and editorial team member of the La Mohana television program and a member of the Human Rights Youth Network of the Regional Office of the Defender of the People.
It was the second attack against the OFP in less than a week: on January 26, paramilitaries fired at a commission of the Norwegian Council for Refugees while it was accompanying OFP members on a boat trip to visit housing projects in the south of neighboring Bolívar department.
www.americas.org /item_13513   (222 words)

 Plan Colombia and Beyond: "Operation Shield" in Arauca
Arauca, of course, is the department where, since early 2003, U.S. military personnel have been training the Colombian military to protect an oil pipeline.
VL: The feeling here in Santander [the department of which Bucaramanga is the capital] is that you have specific orders to focus on the border [with Venezuela].
BGCSS: In Santander we are basically dedicated to protecting the civilian population, because it is a region that is under control.
www.ciponline.org /colombia/blog/archives/000085.htm   (1540 words)

 americas.org - Unionist’s Family Massacred   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
On April 18, the union held assemblies where the workers approved demands to be presented to the company’s bottlers in Bucaramanga and Barrancabermeja, Santander department, and in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander department.
Alexander Parra, a member of the Teachers Union (Sindimaestros) was murdered on March 28 in Chiquinquirá, Boyacá department.
On April 14 in Yumbo municipality, Valle del Cauca department, an attack was carried out against Edgar Perea, vice president of the Sintrametal union; Perea’s brother Raúl was killed in the attack.
www.americas.org /item_14601   (530 words)

 Consolidated Amended Complaint (5NTD01!.DOC;1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Beginning in the late 1970s and continuing through the present day, the PHILIP MORRIS DEFENDANTS and BAT DEFENDANTS, in conducting one of their primary businesses of selling tobacco products worldwide, have launched and conducted a consistent and concerted campaign to increase their respective market shares in the countries in which their products are sold.
The Defendants have increased their market share by making their cigarettes available to the general public within THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA at prices below those which could be charged by their competitors whose products are sold lawfully and which, therefore, are more expensive.
The mails and wires were used, or were caused to be used, in the furtherance of the above actions and the unlawful scheme to defraud Plaintiffs.
www.ash.org.uk /html/smuggling/rico/colombiarico.html   (1449 words)

 Genetic Variability among Populations of Lutzomyia (Psathyromyia) shannoni (Dyar 1929) (Diptera: Psychodidae: ...
Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was used to elucidate genetic variation at 13 isozyme loci among forest populations of Lutzomyia shannoni from three widely separated locations in Colombia: Palambí (Nariño Department), Cimitarra (Santander Department) and Chinácota (Norte de Santander Department).
To Marco Fidel Suarez, to personnel of the Secretaria de Salud of Norte de Santander Department, and to personnel of CIDEIN of Valle Department for their collaboration in field collections of Lutzomyia shannoni specimens.
This research was supported by the Colombian Instituto Nacional de Salud (Project No. 3100302 to CF of the Entomology Laboratory) and the United States National Institutes of Health (AI-34521 to LEM).
memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br /962/3999.html   (508 words)

 Columbia Human Rights
In their role as human rights defenders, regional ombudsmen were under constant threat from illegal armed groups.
The Constitution stipulates that the state must provide a free public education for children between the ages of 6 and 15; however, the National Department of Statistics (DANE) estimated that only 75 percent of children between 6 and 15 attended school.
On June 27, security forces in Sucre department captured retired Army Sergeant Omer Eligio Gonzalez, who was in charge of recruiting minors for paramilitaries.
www.nationbynation.com /Columbia/Human.html   (19016 words)

 Kolumbien Massen-Morddrohung in Santander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
We wish to denounce to national and international public opinion, the threats against the trade union movement in Santander, Colombia, carried out by AUC paramilitaries of the Bolivar Central Block (BCB) who have recently entered the process of demobilisation and peace negotiations between the AUC and the government of Alvaro Uribe Velez.
The Bolivar Central Block [of the AUC] have commissioned a squadron named"Companies without Unions" to clear all trade unions and the servile worms of the FARC guerrilla from the city of Bucaramanga.
1) Respect the lives of trade unionists in the Department of Santander and in the rest of the country, and to protect the free exercise of trade union activity as recognised by the Colombian constitution.
www.labournet.de /internationales/co/santander.html   (637 words)

 ELN: Fidel Castro's personal project
Locations of operations, areas active: Mainly in Santander department, and following the route of Santanderean migration in the rest of the country.
Thumbnail historical profile: The ELN was founded in 1963 to defend the "Cuban Revolution," primarily by a group of students at the Industrial University of Santander and by a group of Santander peasants.
The remaining forces of the ELN would probably have been captured or killed, had it not been for the order of then-President Alfonso López Michelsen to suspend the military siege because, supposedly, the ELN was going to surrender.
www.larouchepub.com /other/1995/2245_eln.html   (1480 words)

 Lonely American Man In Cúcuta, Notre de Santander Department. | Colombia Guide
Lonely American Man In Cúcuta, Notre de Santander Department.
I am currently staying in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander Department, but wil be going back to Santa Fe de Bogotá, D.C., in a few days.
I am looking for an affectionate woman aged 18-25 for a possible long-term relationship, either here in Norte de Santander or in the Bogotá area.
poorbuthappy.com /colombia/node/3460   (365 words)

 The Coffee Review - the world's leading coffee buying guide
Origin: Eastern slopes of the Andes in Norte de Santander, Arauca, Boyaca, and Casanare Departments, east-central Colombia.
The subtle balance of sweetness, acidity and softly ingratiating fruit notes are promising for espresso.
I also suspect storage problems of some kind: The "sourish undertone" that one cupper complained about tasted like bagginess to me, a fault that often comes from contact with moisture after processing.
www.coffeereview.com /allreviews.cfm?cupdate={d+'1999-08-01'}   (748 words)

 UA: COLOMBIA / Respond to an Urgent Action appeal now / Urgent Actions - Amnesty International Irish Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Three peasant farmers have reportedly been abducted by army-backed paramilitaries during raids in which at least three others were killed.
DOVER JAIMES (M) Olver Montoya Cáceres, Evert Bonet Quintero and Cirro Navarro, peasant farmers from the hamlets of Playas Ricas and El Paraíso, in the municipality of El Carmen in Norte de Santander department, have reportedly been abducted by army-backed paramilitaries.
The group was forced to walk for several hours until they arrived in the neighbouring hamlet of Los Corazones in the municipality of Curumaní, Cesar Department.
www.amnesty.ie /user/content/view/full/4478   (850 words)

 Bioline International Official Site (site up-dated regularly)
Colony origin - Although initially the colony was recorded as originating from Carmen de Bolívar, Bolívar Department, the isozyme comparisons indicated a closer relationship to the Cimitarra population.
When the archival collecting records were reviewed, we found that in March 1992 sand flies were collected in two forests - one near Puerto Boyacá;, Boyacá; Department, and the other near Carmen de Bolívar, Bolívar Department.
Since San Miguel forest in Cimitarra is closer to Los Corales forest in Puerto Boyacá; (70 km) than Carmen the Bolívar (480 km), the laboratory colony may have been derived from Los Corales, Puerto Boyacá; instead of Carmen de Bolívar.
www.bioline.org.br /request?oc01027   (2983 words)

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