colombia

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river that rises in northern Colombia and flows generally eastward to the Orinoco in central Venezuela Arauca
terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members AUC , Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia , United Self-Defense Force of Colombia , United Self-Defense Group of Colombia
port city of northern Colombia near the Caribbean on the Magdalena River Barranquilla
capital and largest city of Colombia; located in central Colombia on a high fertile plain Bogota , capital of Colombia
tropical vine having umbels of small purple flowers and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; Colombia Bomarea salsilla , salsilla
city in southwestern Colombia in a rich agricultural area Cali
drug cartel that seized control of cocaine production in Colombia in 1993; adopted techniques used by terrorist organizations (small cells and sophisticated communications equipment and close ties with politicians etc.) Cali cartel
herb of Colombia to Peru having pale purple flowers Canterbury bell , Gloxinia perennis
port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean Cartagena
fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and centavo
isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia Central America
native or inhabitant of Colombia Colombian
monetary unit in Colombia Colombian monetary unit
basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos Colombian peso , peso
any of several plants of or developed from the species Dahlia pinnata having tuberous roots and showy rayed variously colored flower heads; native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America and Colombia dahlia , Dahlia pinnata
depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia flunitrazepan , Rohypnol
active volcano in southeastern Colombia in the Andes Galeras , Pasto
river that rises in the Andes mountains in southwestern Colombia and flows generally northward to empty into the Caribbean Sea at Barranquilla Magdalena , Magdalena River
city in western Colombia; important coffee center Medellin
drug cartel in Colombia; controlled the production of cocaine from the 1970s until 1993 when the leader was killed Medellin cartel
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