|Area Total||1,138,910 sq km|
|Climate||tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler
|Natural Resources||petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel,
gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower
|Imports||$44.24 billion (2017 est.)
partners: US 26.3%, China 19.3%, Mexico 7.5%, Brazil 5%,
Germany 4.1% (2017)
|Population||48.2 million (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||mestizo and white 84.2%, Afro-Colombian (includes mulatto, Raizal, and Palenquero) 10.4%, Amerindian 3.4%, Romani <.01, unspecified 2.1% (2005 est.)|
|Exports||$39.48 billion (2017 est.) partners: US 28.5%, Panama 8.6%, China 5.1% (2017)|
News about Colombia
- Egan Bernal responding well to successful surgeries after road accidentby Richard Emblin on January 26, 2022
Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal is responding well, and is conscious, following three “successful surgeries” to his spine, femur, right leg and chest, states the most recent medical report from the University Hospital La Sabana. The 25-year-old cyclist and winner of the 2019 Tour de France will, however, remain in intensive case after his accident Monday
- Colombia’s peso under pressure with inflation, global uncertaintyby Richard Emblin on January 25, 2022
Global currencies are under pressure with rising inflation, supply-chain disruptions and fears of an energy crisis should Russia invade Ukraine.
- Colombia claims killing dissident FARC commanderby Adriaan Alsema on January 25, 2022
Colombia’s government said Monday that the armed forces killed a key guerrilla commander in the southwest of the country. According to President Ivan Duque, the security forces killed “Jonnier” in… The post Colombia claims killing dissident FARC commander appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
- Colombia’s Operation Artemisa extends frontline to ocean protectionby Richard Emblin on January 24, 2022
President Iván Duque extended Operation Artemisa's reach to include the nation's oceans, and protection of endangered biodiversity.
- How to steal land the size of a small country | Part VII: coercing justiceby Adriaan Alsema on January 24, 2022
The director of Colombia’s ranchers federation allegedly teamed up with designated terrorists to steal land and coerce the Supreme Court. Recent testimonies indicate that Fedegan president Jose Felix Lafaurie was… The post How to steal land the size of a small country | Part VII: coercing justice appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
- Colombia enters age of wind power in La Guajiraby Richard Emblin on January 24, 2022
With 10 Vesta turbines, Colombia inaugurated a state-of-the-art wind farm in the department of La Guajira.
- Guerrilla terror triggers curfew in northeast Colombiaby Adriaan Alsema on January 21, 2022
Ongoing violence attributed to guerrillas triggered the government to declare a curfew in a rebel-controlled region in northeast Colombia on Thursday. Defense Minister Diego Molano said Thursday that he supported… The post Guerrilla terror triggers curfew in northeast Colombia appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
- Cartagena warns of potential Dengue and Chikungunya outbreaksby The City Paper Staff on January 21, 2022
Inclement weather along Colombia's Caribbean coast is leading to an increase in tropical diseases, including outbreaks of Dengue and Chikungunya.
- Adele suspends Las Vegas residency citing COVID-19 outbreak among crewby The City Paper Staff on January 21, 2022
The chart-topping singer Adele has postponed her entire Las Vegas residency citing a COVID-19 outbreak among her team and production delays.
- Is the Colombia-Venezuela border the next Cold War flashpoint?by Richard Emblin on January 20, 2022
Russia has not ruled out sending military hardware to South America should conflict break out in Ukraine.A Cold War flashpoint could become the Colombia Venezuela border.
- Bogota mayor accused of meddling in Colombia’s electionsby Adriaan Alsema on January 19, 2022
Colombia’s Inspector General’s Office said Wednesday that the mayor of the capital Bogota was being investigated on election meddling charges. Bogota Mayor Claudia Lopez published multiple comments about candidates in… The post Bogota mayor accused of meddling in Colombia’s elections appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
- COVID-19 deaths in Colombia highest since August last yearby Adriaan Alsema on January 19, 2022
The number of people who died of COVID-19 in Colombia has risen to levels not seen since August last year, the Health Ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry, 138… The post COVID-19 deaths in Colombia highest since August last year appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.
- Bogotá at epicenter of Omicron case increasesby The City Paper Staff on January 18, 2022
Bogotá has returned to the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with sharp increases in new daily cases driven by the Omicron variant
- Shock in Colombia over murder of 14-year-old indigenous activistby Joe Parkin Daniels on January 18, 2022
Breiner David Cucuñame was shot dead while on patrol with the unarmed group Indigenous GuardA 14-year old indigenous activist has been murdered in Colombia, prompting horror and shock at the latest in a spate of killings of environmentalists and social leaders in the South American country.Breiner David Cucuñame was shot dead on Friday while on patrol […]
- 145 human rights defenders killed in Colombia in 2021by Richard Emblin on January 18, 2022
2021 marked another tragic year for human rights in Colombia with 145 murders, states the most recent report by the Ombudsman.