Colombian Investment     II – Bogotá http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-              investment-ii-bogota/
• If you are thinking of Latin American  Investment, and investing in Colombia in  particular, remember the words of Baron...
• This 18th century investor and banker said, “The  time to buy [stocks] is when there is blood in the  streets.”     http...
• .” He was talking about 18th century wars and  rebellions but his words are pertinent in the  New World.    http://rober...
• This article is number two of a four part set  about Colombian investment.     http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colomb...
• First we have a bit about the history of the Civil  War in Colombia, and then investment  opportunities in the Colombian...
The Colombian Civil War• The current Colombian civil war has lasted from  the mid 1960’s to the present. Rebels say they  ...
• The primary rebel group is FARC (Fuerzas  Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia).    http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/co...
• The rebels primarily have occupied remote areas  of the jungle, especially in the Amazon Basin  with occasional forrays ...
• An increasingly aggressive campaign by the  Colombian government has driven FARC from the  cities and forced them to cro...
• Despite the claim that FARC simply wants to  improve the lot of poor Colombians they have  been tied to drug trafficking...
• Many Colombian families can name a member  of two who were assassinated by FARC for  opposing extortion efforts by the r...
• On the other hand government allied  paramilitary forces fighting FARC are also  accused of drug trafficking and terrori...
• The good news is that the conflict is settling  down and Colombian Peace Talks have begun.  The time has come for invest...
The Capital City of Colombia• Affect the accent of someone from Madrid when  telling a story and a Latin American will oft...
• The same is true about a Bogotá accent for  Colombians from outside of the capital city.     http://robertgirga.com/Robe...
• Bogota lies at 8,600 feet above sea level making  it the third highest city in Latin America after La  Paz and Quito.   ...
• One in every six Colombians lives in the Bogota  municipal area.    http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investm...
• Bogotá is the seat of the Colombian national  government and the economic and industrial  center of Colombia.    http://...
• Bogotá accounts for a fourth of Colombia’s GDP.  It is one of the largest centers of industry in  Latin America.    http...
• The city is centrally located making logistics  relatively easy in this mountainous country.     http://robertgirga.com/...
• A large number of multinational companies have  located in Bogotá.    http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-inves...
• A downside to its central location is that Bogotá  is not a port city, so transport of finished goods  for export can be...
• Telecommunications and service industry  provide three fourths of all jobs in Bogotá.     http://robertgirga.com/RobertG...
• Bogota is high, cold, and not a tourist  destination.     http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bog...
• Foreigners will not come to retire there.    http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
• However, it is a bustling center of commerce and  could be a profitable place to do business.     http://robertgirga.com...
The Rising Colombian Peso• The Colombian peso has outperformed all other  currencies versus the US dollar in 2012.    http...
• For those interested in offshore investment and  offshore banking, Colombia may well be the  place to be as its economy ...
• Invest in Colombia and take advantage of the  rise of Colombian business prospects.    http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirg...
• Bank your profits in Colombia and take  advantage of the rising Colombian peso.    http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/co...
• For more about investing in Colombia, read  Colombian Investment I - The Caribbean,  Colombian Investment III - The Cafe...
• For more questions about investing in Colombia,  Panama, or throughout Latin America, visit  www.RobertGirga.com.    htt...
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Colombian Investment II – Bogotá

If you are thinking of Latin American Investment, and investing in Colombia in particular, remember the words of Baron Rothschild. This 18th century investor and banker said, “The time to buy [stocks] is when there is blood in the streets.” He was talking about 18th century wars and rebellions but his words are pertinent today in the New World. Colombia is coming out of a half century long low grade and occasionally very hot civil war and many investors have not caught on. This article is number two of a four part set about Colombian investment. First we have a bit about the history of the Civil War in Colombia, and then investment opportunities in the Colombian capital city of Bogotá.
The Colombian Civil War
The current Colombian civil war has lasted from the mid 1960’s to the present. Rebels say they are fighting for the rights of the Colombian poor. The primary rebel group is FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia). The rebels primarily have occupied remote areas of the jungle, especially in the Amazon Basin with occasional forrays into the cities. An increasingly aggressive campaign by the Colombian government has driven FARC from the cities and forced them to cross borders into Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama in search of sanctuary. Despite the claim that FARC simply wants to improve the lot of poor Colombians they have been tied to drug trafficking. Many Colombian families can name a member of two who were assassinated by FARC for opposing extortion efforts by the rebels. On the other hand government allied paramilitary forces fighting FARC are also accused of drug trafficking and terrorism. The good news is that the conflict is settling down and Colombian Peace Talks have begun. The time has come for Colombian Investment.
The Capital City of Colombia
Affect the accent of someone from Madrid when telling a story and a Latin American will often laugh, just at the accent. The same is true about a Bogotá accent for Colombians from outside of the capital city. Bogota lies at 8,600 feet above sea level making it the third highest city in Latin America after La Paz and Quito. One in every six Colombians lives in the Bogota municipal area.
Bogotá is the seat of the Colombian national government and the economic and industrial center of Colombia. Bogotá accounts for a fourth of Colombia’s GDP. It is one of the largest centers of industry in Latin America. The city is centrally located making logistics relatively easy in this mountainous country. A large number of multinational companies have located in Bogotá. A downside to its central location is that Bogotá is not a port city, so transport of finished goods for export can be difficult. Telecommunications and service industry provide three fourths of all jobs in Bogotá.
Bogota is high, cold, and not a tourist destination. Foreigners will not come to retire ther

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  1. 1. Colombian Investment II – Bogotá http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian- investment-ii-bogota/
  2. 2. • If you are thinking of Latin American Investment, and investing in Colombia in particular, remember the words of Baron Rothschild. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  3. 3. • This 18th century investor and banker said, “The time to buy [stocks] is when there is blood in the streets.” http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  4. 4. • .” He was talking about 18th century wars and rebellions but his words are pertinent in the New World. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  5. 5. • This article is number two of a four part set about Colombian investment. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  6. 6. • First we have a bit about the history of the Civil War in Colombia, and then investment opportunities in the Colombian capital city of Bogotá. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  7. 7. The Colombian Civil War• The current Colombian civil war has lasted from the mid 1960’s to the present. Rebels say they are fighting for the rights of the Colombian poor. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  8. 8. • The primary rebel group is FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia). http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  9. 9. • The rebels primarily have occupied remote areas of the jungle, especially in the Amazon Basin with occasional forrays into the cities. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  10. 10. • An increasingly aggressive campaign by the Colombian government has driven FARC from the cities and forced them to cross borders into Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama in search of sanctuary. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  11. 11. • Despite the claim that FARC simply wants to improve the lot of poor Colombians they have been tied to drug trafficking. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  12. 12. • Many Colombian families can name a member of two who were assassinated by FARC for opposing extortion efforts by the rebels. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  13. 13. • On the other hand government allied paramilitary forces fighting FARC are also accused of drug trafficking and terrorism. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  14. 14. • The good news is that the conflict is settling down and Colombian Peace Talks have begun. The time has come for investing in Colombia. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  15. 15. The Capital City of Colombia• Affect the accent of someone from Madrid when telling a story and a Latin American will often laugh, just at the accent. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  16. 16. • The same is true about a Bogotá accent for Colombians from outside of the capital city. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  17. 17. • Bogota lies at 8,600 feet above sea level making it the third highest city in Latin America after La Paz and Quito. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  18. 18. • One in every six Colombians lives in the Bogota municipal area. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  19. 19. • Bogotá is the seat of the Colombian national government and the economic and industrial center of Colombia. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  20. 20. • Bogotá accounts for a fourth of Colombia’s GDP. It is one of the largest centers of industry in Latin America. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  21. 21. • The city is centrally located making logistics relatively easy in this mountainous country. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  22. 22. • A large number of multinational companies have located in Bogotá. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  23. 23. • A downside to its central location is that Bogotá is not a port city, so transport of finished goods for export can be difficult. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  24. 24. • Telecommunications and service industry provide three fourths of all jobs in Bogotá. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  25. 25. • Bogota is high, cold, and not a tourist destination. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  26. 26. • Foreigners will not come to retire there. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  27. 27. • However, it is a bustling center of commerce and could be a profitable place to do business. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  28. 28. The Rising Colombian Peso• The Colombian peso has outperformed all other currencies versus the US dollar in 2012. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  29. 29. • For those interested in offshore investment and offshore banking, Colombia may well be the place to be as its economy takes off. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  30. 30. • Invest in Colombia and take advantage of the rise of Colombian business prospects. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  31. 31. • Bank your profits in Colombia and take advantage of the rising Colombian peso. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  32. 32. • For more about investing in Colombia, read Colombian Investment I - The Caribbean, Colombian Investment III - The Cafetero, and Colombian Investment IV - The Amazon. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/
  33. 33. • For more questions about investing in Colombia, Panama, or throughout Latin America, visit www.RobertGirga.com. http://robertgirga.com/RobertGirga/colombian-investment-ii-bogota/

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