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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2008, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Seeing as Bogota, the longest running and most important Latin American tournament of the year is coming up, here are some photos and facts about where it will be taking place- in the most beautiful country on earth- Colombia.


































  • Over half of the flowers sold in the United States come from Colombia.
  • Over 3,500 types of Orchids exist in Colombia.
  • Colombia is the world's third largest banana producer.
  • Colombia ranks fourth in the world in palm oil production, drinking water supplies and nickel.
  • Colombia is the world's number one producer of emeralds.
  • Colombia has the more species of birds and animals than Europe and North America combined.
  • Colombia is the third most biodiverse country in the world.
  • Colombia is the only country in South America to have both a Pacific and Caribbean coast.
  • Colombia is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez is the most read novelist in the world.
  • Colombian pop-singer Shakira is one of the most popular Latin American artists in the world who has won several Grammy awards.
  • Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya was selected as the "2003 Formula 1 International Racing Driver".
  • NASA Neuroscience Director is Colombian scientist Rodolfo Llinás.
  • One of the most promising studies on Malaria was led by Colombian scientists Manuel Elkin Patarrollo. This study was donated to the World Health Organisation.
  • Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero, has exhibited his works at the Champs Elysées in Paris, Central Park in New York, St. Mark's Square in Venice and in the Paseo de Recoletos in Madrid.
  • Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi sells her creations in Paris, New York, Miami and Saudi Arabia and dresses personalities such as Carolina de Monaco, Chelsea and Hillary Clinton and Quenn Noor of Jordan.
  • Colombia has over 47 billion barrels of crude oil reserves, of which only 1,632 million have been discovered. Currently, Colombia is the fifth largest provider of crude oil and the largest foreign provider of coal to the United States.
  • Colombia is Latin America's oldest and most stable democracy.
  • People define Colombia's problems as a civil war. But this is incorrect. The population is not divided into armed camps fighting for competing political and social agendas. What exists in Colombia is a history of violence and armed conflict between guerrilla organizations, illegal self-defense groups, often dubbed as "paramilitary forces," narcotics traffickers and the Government. The guerrillas and paramilitary forces, which the European Union and the United States consider international terrorists, number less than 40,000 people in a nation of 43 million.

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All are very nice pics. I would like to visit Latin America sometime .
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America Latina. My continent is beautiful and Argentina more Beautiful.

Se necesita solo de un minuto para que me fije en ti, una hora para que me gustes,un dia para quererte, pero se necesita toda una vida para olvidarte
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All are very nice pics. I would like to visit Latin America sometime .
Indeed Me too Heath, I haven't even been to Colombia

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America Latina. My continent is beautiful and Argentina more Beautiful.
Yeah Argentina is beautiful too I was there a couple of months ago. If they ever hold a WTA tournament in Argentina maybe you could make a similar thread to this and compare it to Colombia I find Colombia more beautiful than any other country.

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Brazil is the most beaultiful!

Go Brazilian girls!
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I wanna a wta In Argentina that will be great.

Se necesita solo de un minuto para que me fije en ti, una hora para que me gustes,un dia para quererte, pero se necesita toda una vida para olvidarte
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I wanna a wta In Argentina that will be great.
Me too!

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