UBICATON: Colombia, country situated in the north of the South American continent, limits with 5 countries: limits to the north with territorial waters of Honduras, Jamaica and Haiti, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil, to the south with Peru and Equator, and to the northwest with Panama as well with two large oceans: The Pacific and the Atlantic.
WEATHER: Colombia does nothave a private climate, does neither have 4 stations. In this country you can find all possible temperatures. In the coast does a lot of heat all the year, in cities as Tunja and Bogotá (ours capital) does a lot of cold in all the seasons of the year and in cities like Medellín; the climate is a little more template.
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS: Ninety-five percent of the people consider themselvesmembers of the Roman Catholic Church and attach great importance to Catholic sacraments.
THE WOMEN AND MEN ROLES: Gender roles have changed with the migration from rural to urban areas, but family and household organization is still marked by sexual segregation and a difference between male and female goals and aspirations. Colombian society adopted a culture in which men occupy a dominant role withinthe household as disciplinarian and assume responsibility for maintaining family pride and position within the community, while the woman puts her husband's wishes before her own. She is responsible for the care of the children and household, but the husband makes decisions about the household's basic necessities.
With more women holding higher-paying jobs and occupying prominent positions insociety, the role of machismo is now less dominant in urban centres but is still evident in rural regions.
GOVERNMENT The government has an executive branch led by an elected president, a bicameral (House of Representatives and Senate) legislative branch, and a judicial branch. The president is elected to a four-year term by popular vote and may not be re-elected. The president runs for officewith his vice president, and names the cabinet, which consists of ministers with administrative powers.
DRUG TRAFIKLLY: that is to say, the illegal commerce of drugs. The country tries to fight against the cultivations of coke, but there is nothing that to do on the matter if the demand does not cease. European countries and United States demand a large quantity of illicit drug and is for thisreason that this business has returned so attraction for its participants. The implications of this business are very extensive since is linked with the economic, political power and with the security of a country. As the corruption interferes in the political power is that many of the chosen politicians "democratically", have turned out to be some bluffers and some thieves that the public moneyis stolen or give them a badly management.
The economy is dependent on manufacturing and agricultural exports, but this domestic production relies on expensive imports such as tractors, power generators, and industrial machinery. Commercial agriculture stresses bananas, cut flowers, sugar, and coffee. In the world we are the second leading exporter of coffee. Manufacturing exportsinclude textiles, garments, chemicals, and metal products.
Commercial Activities. Fifty-one percent of the GDP comes from the commercial sector, which includes utilities, transportation, communications, wholesale commerce, real estate, retail banking, and stock exchanges. While these business sectors operate domestically, many have an international presence, including investment banking, insurance,commercial real estate, hotels, and advertising.
Exports include coffee, cut flowers, emeralds, and leather goods—most of which go to the United States and Europe. Other significant exports are oil, coal, and bananas. A free-market economy has allowed the country to benefit from foreign trade and foreign investment.
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