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Transcript of Colombia
Official Language: Spanish
4th Largest Economy in all of Latin America
Ecologically, Colombia is one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries
Colombian Government republic; executive branch dominates government structure.
El Presidente: Alvaro Uribe Velez. Famous Colombians! The protesters waved flags and wore T-shirts with the slogan: kidnapping, no more lies, no more deaths, no more Farc."Some estimates put the number of people protesting in Bogota at between 500,000 and two million.Thousands more protested elsewhere in Colombia, and in close to 100 other cities around the world. What is FARC? Stands for: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
FARC-EP is a peasant army which has proclaimed itself as a revolutionary, anti-imperialist Marxist-Leninist organization. It claims to represent the rural poor in a struggle against Colombia's wealthier classes, and opposes United States influence in Colombia, neo-imperialism, monopolization of natural resources by multinational corporations, and paramilitary/government violence. It funds itself through ransom kidnappings and taxation of the illegal drug trade. How Do Colombians Feel About FARC?