9780739742921

Colombia: Country Study Guide

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    9780739742921

  • ISBN10:

    0739742922

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

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Table of Contents

Strategic & Development Profiles
10(21)
Strategic Profile
10(11)
Geography
10(2)
People
12(1)
Literacy
13(1)
Government
14(2)
Economy
16(1)
Budget
17(1)
Communications
18(1)
Transportation
19(1)
Railways
19(1)
Military
20(1)
Transnational Issues
20(1)
Narcotics in Colombia
21(13)
Status of Country
22(1)
Country Actions Against Drugs in 1998
22(1)
Expansion and Enhancement of the Eradication Program
23(1)
Increased GOC Budgetary Support for counternarcotics
24(1)
Aggressive Investigation and Prosecution of Narco-Corruption
24(1)
Development and Enforcement of a Meaningful Extradition Regime
25(1)
Development of an Enhanced Legal/Judicial Framework
26(6)
U.S. Policy Initiatives and Programs
32(2)
Important Information for Understanding Colombia
34(53)
Basic Facts
34(5)
Geography
34(1)
Regions
35(1)
Climate
35(1)
Population
36(1)
Form of government and national politics
36(1)
Some Facts about our Economy
37(1)
National Symbols and Emblems
37(1)
The National Anthem
38(1)
The National Flower
38(1)
The National Bird
39(1)
The National Tree
39(1)
Geography
39(6)
Geographic Regions
40(3)
Climate
43(2)
History
45(15)
The Spanish Conquest
45(2)
Colonial Society, 1550-1810
47(8)
The Founding of the Nation, 1810-1903
55(4)
Collapse of the Democratic System, 1946-58
59(1)
The National Front, 1958-74
60(1)
The Post-National Front Period, 1974-82
60(3)
The Erosion of Partisan Affiliations
60(1)
The Liberal Tenure
61(2)
Population and Society
63(15)
Race and Ethnicity
63(1)
Historical Development
64(3)
Contemporary Trends
67(4)
Education
71(7)
Religion
78(9)
The Church in Society
80(3)
Trends Within the Church since the 1940s
83(4)
Political System & Government
87(36)
Political Environment
87(5)
Bilateral Relations with the United States
87(1)
Political Instability
88(1)
Regional Activities
89(1)
Trade Policy and Promotion
89(1)
Counternarcotics
89(1)
Human Rights
90(1)
Political System
91(1)
Government Structure
92(11)
Constitutional Development
93(4)
The Executive Branch
97(2)
Legislative Branch
99(2)
The Judiciary System
101(2)
Armed Forces
103(20)
Historical Background
104(1)
The Development of the Modern Armed Forces
105(1)
Creating a Professional Army
105(1)
The Leticia Conflict
106(2)
The Establishment of United States Military Ties
108(2)
Civic Action, Counterinsurgency, and Internal Security
110(2)
Foreign Military Influence
112(2)
Geopolitical Interests
114(1)
Isla de San Andres and Isla de Providencia
114(1)
The Golfo de Venezuela and Islas Los Monjes
115(1)
Operational Command, Deployment, and Equipment
116(1)
The National Army
117(1)
The National Navy
118(2)
The Colombian Air Force
120(1)
The Military Education System
121(2)
Democracy and Human Rights
123(85)
Respect for Human Rights
127(42)
Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom From:
127(42)
Respect for Civil Liberties, Including:
169(20)
Freedom of Speech and Press
169(6)
Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association
175(1)
Freedom of Religion
175(2)
Freedom of Movement Within the Country, Foreign Travel, Emigration, and Repatriation
177(7)
Governmental Attitude Regarding International and Nongovernmental Investigation of Alleged Violations of Human Rights
184(5)
Discrimination Based on Race, Sex, Religion, Disability, Language, or Social Status
189(8)
Women
189(2)
Children
191(2)
Persons with Disabilities
193(1)
Indigenous People
193(3)
National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities
196(1)
Worker Rights
197(11)
The Right of Association
197(5)
The Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively
202(1)
Prohibition of Forced or Compulsory Labor
202(1)
Status of Child Labor Practices and Minimum Age for Employment
203(2)
Acceptable Conditions of Work
205(1)
Trafficking in Persons
206(2)
Studying Country Through the Constitution
208(99)
Constitution of Columbia (1991)
208(99)
Preamble
208(1)
Title I Concerning Fundamental Principles
208(2)
Title II Concerning Rights, Guarantees, and Duties
210(4)
Concerning Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
214(8)
Concerning Collective Rights and the Environment
222(2)
Concerning the Protection and Application of Rights
224(2)
Concerning Duties and Obligations
226(1)
Title III Concerning the Population and the Territory
226(1)
Concerning Nationality
226(1)
Concerning Citizenship
227(1)
Concerning Aliens
228(1)
Concerning Territory
228(1)
Title IV Concerning Democratic Participation and Political Parties
229(1)
Concerning the Forms of Democratic Participation
229(1)
Concerning Parties and Political Movements
229(1)
Concerning the Status and Guarantees of the Opposition
230(1)
Title V Concerning the Organization of the State
231(1)
Concerning the Structure of the State
231(2)
Concerning the Civil Service
233(2)
Title VI Concerning the Legislative Branch
235(1)
Concerning Its Structure and Functions
235(2)
Concerning Sessions and Operations
237(2)
Concerning the Laws
239(7)
Concerning the Senate
246(1)
Concerning the Chamber of Representatives
247(1)
Concerning the Congressmen
248(3)
Title VII Concerning the Executive Branch
251(1)
Concerning the President of the Republic
251(4)
Concerning the Government
255(1)
Concerning the Vice President
256(1)
Concerning the Ministers and Directors of Administrative Departments
257(1)
Concerning the Administrative Function
257(1)
Concerning the States of Exception
258(3)
Concerning the Public Force
261(2)
Concerning International Relations
263(1)
Title VIII Concerning the Judiciary Branch
263(1)
Concerning General Provisions
263(1)
Concerning Ordinary Jurisdiction
264(1)
Concerning the Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction
265(1)
Concerning the Constitutional Jurisdiction
266(2)
Concerning Special Jurisdictions
268(1)
Concerning the Office of the General Prosecutor
268(2)
Concerning the Superior Council of the Judicature
270(1)
Title IX Concerning Elections and the Electoral Organization
271(1)
Concerning Voting and Elections
271(1)
Concerning the Electoral Authorities
272(2)
Title X Concerning the Supervisory Bodies
274(1)
Concerning the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic
274(3)
Concerning the Public Ministry
277(3)
Title XI Concerning the Territorial Organization
280(1)
Concerning the General Provisions
280(2)
Concerning the Departmental Regime
282(5)
Concerning the Municipal Regime
287(4)
Concerning the Special Regime
291(3)
Title XII Concerning the Economic and Financial Regime
294(1)
Concerning General Provisions
294(2)
Concerning Development Plans
296(4)
Concerning the Distribution of Resources and Jurisdictions
300(3)
Concerning the Social Purpose of the State and of the Public Services
303(1)
Concerning the Central Bank
304(1)
Title XIII Concerning Constitutional Amendment
305(2)
Strategic Economic and Business Information
307(73)
International Assistance to Colombia
307(10)
US Assistance to Colombia
307(1)
Development Challenge
308(1)
Other Donors
309(1)
FY 2000 Program
309(2)
Colombia FY 2000 Program Summary ($000s)
311(1)
Selected Assistance Projects
311(6)
The World Bank in Colombia
317(4)
Recent Economic Developments and Prospects
317(2)
Social Indicators
319(1)
The Challenge of Peace
319(1)
Good Governance
320(1)
The World Bank and Colombia
320(1)
Economic Situation and Development Trends
321(6)
Major Economic Trends
322(2)
Principal Growth Sectors
324(1)
Government Role in the Economy
324(2)
Balance of Payments Situation
326(1)
Political Environment and Business
327(5)
Major Political Issues
329(1)
Pricing Products
329(1)
Sales Service/Customer Support
330(1)
Selling to the Government
330(1)
Certificate of Reciprocity
331(1)
Need for a Local Attorney
332(1)
Selected Economic Sectors
332(9)
Mining and Energy
332(1)
Coal
333(1)
Petroleum
334(1)
Agriculture
335(6)
Colombian Coffee
341(3)
The Initial Discovery
341(1)
Coffee Travels
342(1)
Coffee Arrives in Colombia
343(1)
Leading Sectors for US Exports and Investments
344(21)
Best Prospects for Non-Agricultural Goods and Services
344(16)
Best Prospects for Agricultural Products
360(5)
The Andean Community
365(3)
Objectives of Colombia in the FTAA
368(9)
There are nine Negotiation Groups
369(1)
Three Special Groups
369(1)
Ad Hoc Group
369(1)
Access to Markets
369(1)
Agriculture
370(2)
Foreign Investment
372(1)
Services
373(1)
Government Procurement
373(1)
Settlement of Disputes
374(1)
Creation of an Appeal body
374(1)
Intellectual Property
375(1)
Subsidies, Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties
376(1)
Competition
377(1)
Environment Trade and Protection
377(3)
Traveling to Colombia
380(18)
US State Department Suggestions
380(5)
Important Information
385(5)
Getting There
386(1)
Getting Around
387(1)
Money & Costs
388(1)
Food and Drinks
389(1)
Holidays
389(1)
Major Attractions in Colombia
390(8)
The Capital
390(2)
Cali
392(2)
Medellin
394(1)
A Multifaceted City
395(1)
Events
396(1)
Attractions
396(1)
The Coffee Region
397(1)
Supplement
398(1)
US and Country Contacts
398(1)
Colombian Government Offices Related to Key Sectors
398(3)
Colombian American Chamber of Commerce and Cea
401(1)
Other Chambers of Commerce
402(1)
General Industry and Trade Associations
403(1)
Other Associations by Special Economic/Industrial Activity
404(6)
Newspapers and Periodicals
410(5)
Mining
415(1)
Petroleum
415(2)
Multilateral Development Banks
417(1)
U.S. Embassy
418(1)
The Commercial Service/US & FCS (U.S. Department of Commerce)
418(1)
Washington-Based USG Contacts for Colombia
418(1)
Newspapers and Periodicals
419(1)
Magazines (in alphabetical order):
419(1)
TV -- Programmers (in alphabetical order):
420(1)
TV -- Broadcasters (in alphabetical order):
420(1)
TV News Producers (in alphabetical order):
420(1)
Cable & Satellite-Paid TV Companies (in alphabetical order):
420(1)
Selected Materials
420(1)
New U.N. Report Shows Drop in Illegal Crops in Colombia
420(2)
U.S. Department of the Treasury USA PATRIOT Act Update
422(2)
Major General Gary Speer, U.S. Army acting commander in chief of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs
424

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