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Author : Cornelia Butler Flora
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release : 1976
Page : 288
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780838615782
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This sociological study details the nature of the Pentecostal movement in Colombia, the comparative pattering of precedent conditions in a regional system and among individuals, the comparative internal structure of the movement and its reflection in the membership, and the consequences of the movement's emergence and survival on municipios and individuals.


Author : Jennifer S. Holmes
Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-01-01
Page : 208
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0292779585
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For decades, Colombia has contended with a variety of highly publicized conflicts, including the rise of paramilitary groups in response to rebel insurgencies of the 1960s, the expansion of an illegal drug industry that has permeated politics and society since the 1970s, and a faltering economy in the 1990s. An unprecedented analysis of these struggles, Guns, Drugs, and Development in Colombia brings together leading scholars from a variety of fields, blending previously unseen quantitative data with historical analysis for an impressively comprehensive assessment. Culminating in an inspiring plan for peace, based on Four Cornerstones of Pacification, this landmark work is sure to spur new calls for change in this corner of Latin America and beyond.


Author : Andrés Solimano
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2000
Page : 196
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780821346709
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Annotation Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 2001 discusses three issues that are central to the challenges facing developing countries as they participate in the global trading system: * Many developing countries, particularly some of the poorest ones, have had little success sharing in the expansion of global trade, because of both protectionist policies and inappropriate macroeconomic and trade policies. * In trade negotiations, the global economy faces the critical governance issue of adequate standards for health and safety, labor practices, environmental protection, and intellectual property rights. It will be equally important to ensure that the standards are appropriate and nondiscriminatory, that developing countries participate fully in their formulation, and that compliance is monitored. * The influence of technological innovations and what electronic commerce means for trade and production in developing economies. Global Economic Prospects offers an in-depth analysis of the economic prospects of developing economies as they enter the new millennium. It examines growth and prospects for poverty reduction in the developing world and considers economic output, trade, and financial developments in industrial economies. This edition also includes detailed statistical tables and an analysis of development for each developing country region.


Author : Marcelo Giugale
O. Lafourcade
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2003
Page : 994
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9780821353486
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Recent political changes in Colombia have opened up possibilities to think beyond the long-standing conflict and violence to promote a development agenda, based upon economic growth, social welfare and environmental protection. This publication contains various policy papers which seek to contribute to the national debate on options to address these development challenges. The book is intended to provide the incoming Colombian presidential administration with a comprehensive policy discussion regarding the country's development agenda.


Author : Aldo Brando
Arturo Guerrero
Publisher : Villegas Asociados
Release : 1997
Page : 236
Category : Photography
ISBN 13 : 9589393314
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Everything in this book invites us to marvel at the Colombian tropics. As the point of convergence of the tectonic plates, flora and fauna of three American continents, the world's two largest oceans and its most variegated mountains, it is a territory of excess. The restless lens of Aldo Brando focuses on this natural setting, furnishing us with a panoply of images that excite both the eye and the imagination. As he eminent Colombian writer German Arciniegas points out, this book is "a vertical exploration of a country which is the synthesis of the Americas." Novel and unique, it is a summary of fifteen years work by a photojournalist whose documentation of wild life goes beyond capturing the physical contours of the seas, islands, jungles, savannahs, mountains and inhabitants of Colombia. "It penetrates into the beauty and soul" of natural wonders, as one of the world's leading professionals in the field-- the American wildlife photographer Art Wolfe-- recognizes in his prologue. The book's five chapters are accompanied by an essay written by the Colombian journalist, Arturo Guerrero, who invites us to share in the astonishment and poetry found in nature and science. The dazzling photographs of this book evoke the magic of the tropical ecosystems of the new world, and draw near to the intimacy of nature. It also allows us to reflect upon mankind's contradictory relationship with the natural world. Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, writes in his introduction: "It is my hope that this book helps to encourage the conservation of Colombian ecosystems, which are a valuable resource, not only for inhabitants of that nation but also for the world."The book concludes with a heartfelt message by the Colombian poet William Ospina. Aldo Brando. As a student of marine biology in the early 1980's, Brando became interested in wildlife photography and film-making, specializing in Colombia's tropical ecosystems. His work has appeared in such books as "Coral Reefs of the Caribbean," "Mangroves," "Paramos," "Colombia from the air," "For a Country Within the Reach of the Children," all published by Villegas Editores; "Malpelo, Oceanic Island of Colombia," published by Imprenta Mariscal/National Geographic. His photographs have also appeared in "Americas," "BBC Wildlife," "Earth," "Climbing," "Natural History," "Terre Sauvage," the" San Francisco Examiner," "Sinra and Wildlife Conservation," among other magazines. His collective exhibitions include the Smithsonian's international display on tropical rainforests, and "Forests Revisited: Expeditions at the End of the Millennium," held at the United Nations in New York.


Author : Colombia. Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Publisher :
Release : 1824
Page : 199
Category : Colombia
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Author : David Bushnell
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1993-02-09
Page : 334
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780520082892
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"I simply cannot think of an example of recent scholarship on Latin America that I found as thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable as this study."—Charles Bergquist, University of Washington


Author : Grace Livingstone
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2004
Page : 253
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780813534435
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This work is an introduction to who's who and what is really happening in Columbia. In one volume, it brings together the best material published on the war, the economy, social impact and prospects of peace in Columbia.


Author : International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Publisher : International Monetary Fund
Release : 2015-08-03
Page : 52
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1513537059
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This paper discusses Colombia’s Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line (FCL) and Cancellation of the Current Arrangement. In the baseline scenario, growth in Colombia is expected to decelerate to 3.4 percent in 2015 but gradually return toward potential over the medium term and inflation to remain at the midpoint of the central bank’s 2–4 percent target range. The authorities are requesting a successor two-year FCL arrangement for 500 percent of quota, and cancellation of the current arrangement which expires on June 23, 2015. The IMF staff assesses that Colombia meets the qualification criteria for access to IMF resources under the FCL arrangement, and recommends its approval by the Executive Board.


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Release : 1945
Page : 8
Category : Colombia
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Author : Gonzalo Sánchez
Donny Meertens
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2001-03-15
Page : 247
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9780292777576
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The years 1945-1965 saw heavy partisan conflict in the rural areas of Colombia, with at least 200,000 people killed. This virtual civil war began as a sectarian conflict between the Liberal and Conservative parties, with rural workers (campesinos) constituting the majority of combatants and casualties. Yet La Violencia resists classification as a social uprising, since calls for social reform were largely absent during this phase of the struggle. In fact, once the elite leadership settled on a power-sharing agreement in 1958, the conflict appeared to subside. This book focuses on the second phase (1958-1965) of the struggle, in which the social dimensions of the conflict emerged in a uniquely Colombian form: the campesinos, shaped by the earlier violence, became social and political bandits, no longer acting exclusively for powerful men above them but more in defense of the peasantry. In comparing them with other regional expressions of bandolerismo, the authors weigh the limited prospects for the evolution of Colombian banditry into full-scale social revolution. Published originally in 1983 as Bandoleros, gamonales y campesinos and now updated with a new epilogue, this book makes a timely contribution to the discourse on social banditry and the Colombian violencia. Its importance rests in the insights it provides not only on the period in question but also on Colombia's present situation.


Author : Harvey F. Kline
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-04-02
Page : 176
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 0429719019
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Although Colombia is the third-largest country in Latin America, it has been little known until recent years and does not fit many of the patterns common to other countries in the region. Competition between political parties, for example, has always been more important than class conflict; there is no tradition of military dictatorship; and corporatist structures are weak. Over the past decade, however, Colombia has gained notoriety, principally as the supplier of 80 percent of the cocaine consumed in the United States. The second edition of this comprehensive country profile begins with a discussion of the blend of Andean and Caribbean characteristics that define Colombia, particularly in its geography, demography, and social structure. The author then presents a detailed political history that extends from before the arrival of the Spanish, including a portrait of early Amerindian populations, and continues through the turbulence of guerrilla, drug, and paramilitary violence in the 1980s and constitutional reforms of the 1990s. Harvey Kline argues that Colombia is now conscientiously attempting to alter historical patterns that have led it to play a key role in the international drug trade and to lead the world in the rate of homicides. A chapter on the economy offers a historical analysis of its evolution and examines economic and trade policies of recent presidents. Finally, the author looks at the international dimension of Colombian politics, especially its long-standing relationship with the United States and its increasingly important regional ties.


Author : International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Publisher : International Monetary Fund
Release : 2016-04-13
Page : 73
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1484313038
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This paper provides a detailed assessment of key attributes of effective resolution regimes for financial institutions in Columbia. The authorities of Columbia have strong powers to manage weak and failing financial institutions and a track record of using them. Colombia’s resolution regime, however, has shortcomings with respect to standards set in the key attributes. Important resolution powers are not available to the authorities, the regime does not emphasize minimizing the exposure of taxpayers to loss, and taking resolution actions does not hinge on an assessment of non-viability. However, Columbia has a large and diversified financial system compared with peer countries, with significant cross-border institutions and large mixed function conglomerates.


Author : Richard F. Muenzer
Publisher :
Release : 1985
Page : 30
Category : Marketing
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Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations
Publisher :
Release : 2005
Page : 106
Category : Colombia
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Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources
Publisher :
Release : 2000
Page : 225
Category : Drug control
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Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 2001
Page : 36
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1428911405
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The United States is committed to helping Colombia fight its struggle against the violence and corruption engendered by the traffic in narcotics. This report examines the strategic theory within Plan Colombia, the master plan which the government of Colombia developed to strengthen democracy through peace, security, and economic development. The author argues that the United States and the international community must support this beleaguered nation. He cautions, however, that the main responsibility for success lies with the Colombians. They must mobilize the national resources and make the sacrifices to win back the country from the narco-traffickers, the insurgents, and the paramilitaries. To that end, Plan Colombia is a well-conceived strategy that must be sustained for the long term.


Author : Aline Helg
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2005-10-12
Page : 384
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780807875872
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After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western hemisphere. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos (peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry). Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia's treatment and neglect of its Afro-Caribbean identity within the comparative perspective of the Americas. Concentrating on the Caribbean region, she explores the role of free and enslaved peoples of full and mixed African ancestry, elite whites, and Indians in the late colonial period and in the processes of independence and early nation building. Why did race not become an organizational category in Caribbean Colombia as it did in several other societies with significant African-descended populations? Helg argues that divisions within the lower and upper classes, silence on the issue of race, and Afro-Colombians' preference for individual, local, and transient forms of resistance resulted in particular spheres of popular autonomy but prevented the development of an Afro-Caribbean identity in the region and a cohesive challenge to Andean Colombia. Considering cities such as Cartagena and Santa Marta, the rural communities along the Magdalena River, and the vast uncontrolled frontiers, Helg illuminates an understudied Latin American region and reintegrates Colombia into the history of the Caribbean.


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Publisher :
Release : 1975
Page :
Category : Colombia
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Author : Kathryn Hulen Wylie
Publisher :
Release : 1942
Page : 160
Category : Agriculture
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