What is unique about Colombians?
Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, after only Brazil which is 10 times its size, and one of only 17 “megadiverse” countries. It has the highest amount of species by area in the world, including more species of bird than all of Europe and North America combined.
What are Colombian families like?
For most Colombians, family is the basic element of community and social order. Families are very close, and they stay close. In Columbian culture, families can be conservative and protective of their children, no matter how old they are! It is not unusual to find grandparents living at home.
What is Colombia known for drugs?
According to Bloomberg News, as of 2011, studies show that Colombia is the worlds largest cocaine producer. The United States of America is the worlds largest consumer of cocaine and other illegal drugs. In that same year, Peru surpassed Colombia as the main producer of coca leaves in the world.
Why are Colombians protesting?
Government of Colombia A series of ongoing protests began in Colombia on 28 April 2021 against increased taxes, corruption, and health care reform proposed by the government of President Iván Duque Márquez.
How is the Colombian culture?
Colombian culture is very similar to a lot of other Latin American countries, with a few special elements that make it unique. Looking at Colombian history, for example, the Spanish colonial era has left a lasting influence throughout the country, with a high rate of Roman Catholics in Colombian society.