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  • COLOMBIA “A Nation of Two Countries” !
  • Colombia - The Basics
  • Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain
  • Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million
  • Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million 2nd largest in South America
  • Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million 2nd largest in South America Males: 67
  • Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million 2nd largest in South America Males: 67 Females: 75
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia
  • Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia Until 1903 - included the nation of Panama
  • Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia Until 1903 - included the nation of Panama East: Brazil & Venezuela
  • Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia Until 1903 - included the nation of Panama East: Brazil & Venezuela Southeast: Amazon Rain Forest
  • Industry
  • Industry Major legal export: Oil
  • Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery
  • Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes:
  • Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes: Valuable minerals and stones
  • Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes: Valuable minerals and stones More coal than any other South American nation
  • Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes: Valuable minerals and stones More coal than any other South American nation Oil Deposits
  • Cash Crops
  • Cash Crops Coastal regions known for coffee and bananas
  • Cash Crops Coastal regions known for coffee and bananas The nation’s cash- crops
  • Cash Crops Coastal regions known for coffee and bananas The nation’s cash- crops Cash-crop: a product sold mainly for export
  • Challenges
  • Challenges Drug cartels are a major force
  • Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves
  • Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine)
  • Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine) Much of it smuggled to the U.S. and Europe
  • Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine) Much of it smuggled to the U.S. and Europe Use profits to build private armies
  • Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine) Much of it smuggled to the U.S. and Europe Use profits to build private armies Kill anyone trying to stop the sale of cocaine
  • Challenges
  • Challenges Two “governments” in the nation:
  • Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government
  • Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government True Colombian Government
  • Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government True Colombian Government 2003: Civil War begins - has killed 120,000
  • Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government True Colombian Government 2003: Civil War begins - has killed 120,000 Medillin - “Most dangerous city in the world”