More history

November 25, 2011

Sense the 1960s government forces, left- wing insurgents and right-wing paramilitaries have been engaged in the continents longest-running armed conflict. Fuelled by the cocaine trade, this escalated dramatically in the 1980s. Since 200 the violence has decreased significantly, with many paramilitary groups demobilizing as part of a controversial peace process and the gorillas losing control of much the territory they once dominated. Meanwhile Colombia’s homicide rate almost halved between 2002 and 2006. As of 2011 Colombia remains the world’s largest producer of cocaine alongside Peru and Bolivia.

Colombia is has a very diverse population ,and the interaction between descendents of the original  native inhabitants, Spanish colonists, Africans brought as slaves and twentieth- century immigrants from Europe and the Middle East has produced a rich cultural heritage . This has also been influenced by Geography . The majority of the urban centers are located in the highlands of the Andes mountains, but Colombian territory also encompasses Amazon rain forest, tropical grassland and both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. Getting back to the fact that they produce a lot of Cocaine Medellin the main city that we live in was once not to along ago the cocaine capital of the world. With one Pablo Escobar heading the Medellin Cartel he was so crazy he once shot a goalie dead in the middle of the street because he had caused him to lose serious money. I think that’s why everything is so quiet around here now they really want to change the image. Speaking of which Jeff just changed my litter box and I have to christen it. We’ll be skipping history for awhile as we get into the holiday my next post should include some photos. Hopefully some really good candid shots(if you know what I mean)


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