U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah speaks with displaced families in Sucre, northern Colombia. With USAID support, the government of Colombia restituted land to 60 families. Photo by: USAID / CC BY-NC
A middle-income country, Colombia has enjoyed an average 4.4 percent growth in its gross domestic product over the past five years. It has the third-largest economy in South America, next only to Mexico and Brazil.
Yet amid impressive economic progress, Colombia is still marred by the effects of ongoing conflict and violence, which have gone on for half a century now.
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