Historical Dictionary of Colombia
Scarecrow Press, 1 juni 2012 - 590 sidor
Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America and one of the continent’s most populous nations. It has substantial oil reserves and is a major producer of gold, silver, emeralds, platinum, and coal, along with a significant number of natural resources. Colombia has also been ravaged by a decades-long violent conflict involving outlawed armed groups, drug cartels, and gross violations of human rights. Recently the country has made some progress towards improving security, and President Santos has pledged to continue to improve security by passing laws to strengthen the judicial system; a reform of the manner of distributing royalties paid by mining and petroleum companies; and a tougher law against corruption.
The Historical Dictionary of Colombia covers the history of Colombia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Colombia.
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Average Levels of Violence during Samper and Pastrana Years 19962002
Levels of Violence during the Governments of Álvaro Uribe Vélez
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ACUERDO Alfonso Alvaro Uribe Alvaro Uribe Vélez Andrés Pastrana Antioquia ANTONIO assassinated Autodefensas Belisario Betancur Betancur Bloque Bogota Bolivar Boyaca Cali candidate Carlos Carlos Lleras Restrepo cartel Castaﬁo César Gaviria Trujillo Chamber of Representatives cocaine Colom Colombia FARC conﬂict Congress Constitution of 1991 Cundinamarca Decree demobilized Department drug dealers economic Ecopetrol exports extradition ﬁnance ﬁrst ﬁve Frente Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias Galan GOMEZ guerrilla guerrilla groups human rights indigenous Jorge JOSE Juan Manuel Santos kidnapping leaders Lleras LOpez LUIS Magdalena River MARIA Medellin military minister Ministry Moreno Movimiento municipal negotiations ofﬁce ofﬁcials organization Ospina Pablo Escobar paramilitary paramilitary groups Partido Conservador Partido Liberal percent petroleum Plan Colombia population President Alvaro Uribe presidential election Rafael reform region Restrepo Revolucionarias de Colombia River Rojas Santander Senate social square kilometers square miles tion trade trafﬁcking Turbay United Universidad Valle del Cauca vote