Welcome to COLOMBIA
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Colombian Government Picture
Ten Things You Will Need! (Emily)
- Bug spray
- Bottled water
- Hiking boots
- Rain jacket
- Waterproof socks
- Long sleeve shirts
- Long underwear
Laura's 2 pharagraphs on history
- August 7,1819 Simon Bolivars Venezuelan troops own battle of Boyacá in Colombia
- The country name was changed three times in 1861,1863,1885.
- Colombia is the second largest population of all the countries in South America
This is a picture of the battle of Boyacá
10 things Laura think you should do in Colombia
- Underwater fishing
- Visit museums
- Tours in horse and carriage
This picture is one of many different styles of Colombian craft-work
Jamey's paragraph on economy and current events
- mixed and largely free-market economy
- Main exports are oil,coal,chemical products
- Colombia is the worlds largest exporter of coffee
This picture is of Arica beans.
Jamey's Five famous people in Colombia
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Nobel prize for literature)
- Elkin Patarroyo (Nobel prize for science, discovered vaccine for Malaria)
- Juan Pablo Montoya (car racer)
- Shakira (singer)
- Juanes (singer)
This is a picture of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Shakira. 2 of the 5 famous people in Colombia
Emily's Actual Paragraph on Colombian Culture
Colombia is a great place to go on a vacation. Natives produce colorful textiles, ceramics, pottery and baskets. These would be great items to bring back as souvenirs. Also, each year thousands of people join the famous carnival celebrations at Barranquilla, which includes masked pageants, colorful parades, and spirited dancers. This means while you are in Colombia you can join or watch these parades! While you are there you may hear on the radio dance-type songs called cumbia. This song type is very popular in Colombia.
Emily's Actual Paragraph on Colombian Government
Colombian presidents serve a four-year term just like us in the U.S.A! They are a republic but have democratic elections. This means they elect their presidents by voting. Did you know that members of Indian groups have to fill at least two senate seats in their government? They do to make things fair between the natives and the people who live in Colombia also.
Jamey's actual paragraph on economy and current events
Today, the Santos administration is engaged in a peace process with the FARC insurgency that has recently shown promise, but now the administration faces the challenge of managing peace talks and an election at the same time. Also Colombia is mixed and largely free-market economy. some main exports are coal, oil, and other chemicals products. Colombia is the worlds largest exporter of coffee.
Luara's 2 actual paragraphs on history
1899 a brutal Civil war broke out, till 1902. Colombia lost to Panama. Panama demand there land back and Independence in 1903. Colombia was named after Christopher Columbus and was a Spanish colony for 300 years.