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Colombian Independence – Reverberations of a Vase Smashed 200 Years Ago

History Before independence, Colombia (or the Viceroyalty of New Granada of which it formed part) was permitted to trade only with Spain, a country unable to supply its market. Spaniards ran its administration; even elite criollos (American-born Spanish descendants) were … Continue reading

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Bogotá: 2600 Metres Closer to the Stars

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Eastern cordillera, ‘The Athens of South America’ stands at 2625 metres on a high Andean plateau – the Altiplano Cundiboyacense.       Now one of the largest cities in South America, Bogotá … Continue reading

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