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Fact sheets

Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC command structure

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The FARC, Colombia’s largest rebel group, has both a political and military line of command.

Fact sheets

Apr 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

ELN areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The ELN, Colombia’s second largest rebel group has influence in only small, mostly rural parts of the country and in public universities in large cities. The group’s primary stronghold is  Full Article »

Fact sheets

Apr 21, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

FARC areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The FARC, Colombia’s largest and longest living rebel group, operates throughout the country, primarily in the states bordering neighboring countries Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela.

Fact sheets

Colombia 2014 presidential election candidates
Mar 15, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia 2014 presidential election candidates

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The following politicians aspire to to become Colombia’s President in the May 25 election. To help you pick your candidate, here’s the candidates’ biographies, their political proposals and how they  Full Article »

Elections

2014 Colombia presidential election polls
Mar 12, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

2014 Colombia presidential election polls

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Latest Poll (April 1) Ahead of Colombia’s 2014 presidential election, five pollsters measure the chances of each candidate to occupy the presidential palace for the 2014-2018 term.

Fact sheets

DAS wiretapping scandal
Feb 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

DAS wiretapping scandal

posted by Maren Soendergaard

The DAS wiretapping scandal unfolded in 2008 after opposition politicians, media and authorities discovered that Colombia’s now-defunct intelligence agency, the DAS, had been spying on the Supreme Court, journalists, human  Full Article »

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What is a rural peasant reserve zone?
Jul 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

What is a rural peasant reserve zone?

posted by Marcus Sales

A rural peasant reserve zone is a specified area of land designed to “stabilize the peasant economy, prevent the expansion of the agricultural frontier and neutralize the concentration of ownership”,  Full Article »

Fact sheets

Cali crime statistics
Mar 10, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Cali crime statistics

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Cali, the third largest city in Colombia, has traditionally been one of the country’s most violent cities because of its strategic location for drug trafficking, and fighting between cartels and  Full Article »

Fact sheets

Gold production in Colombia
Nov 5, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Gold production in Colombia

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia is one of Latin America’s largest producers of gold, extracting 55.9 tons of the precious metal. The department of Antioquia is where most gold is mined, followed by the  Full Article »

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Medellin economy statistics
Oct 26, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Medellin economy statistics

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Medellin is Colombia second largest city and the country’s second largest economy.

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