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Columbia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Columbia in 1830. A fourty year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Columbian government escalated during the 1990s, under girded in part by funds from the drug trade. Although the violence is deadly and large swaths of the countryside are under guerilla influence, the movement lacks the military strength or popular support necessary to overthrow the government.

While Bogota continues to try to negotiate a settlement, neighboring countries worry about the violence spilling over their borders. This is the country named for Christopher Columbus it is in the Northwest corner of South America. It is a Andean and a Caribbean nation and the only one on the continent with Atlantic and Pacific coastlines. The population of this country which is roughly three Columbia is Spanish. There are many diffent ethnic groups here, the main six are the Mestizoes which cover fifty-eight percent, the Whites which cover twenty percent, the Mulattoes which cover fourteen percent, the Blacks which cover four percent, the mixed black and Amerindians which cover two percent, and last but not least the Amerindians which cover one percent.

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