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Former good article nominee Colombia was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Recent history[edit]

Just wondering if it's worthwhile to mention about the US and the Chinese support for the peace process also?[1][2] Dirtyleftist (talk) 13:25, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Since the article is about Colombia, I don't think that's necessary. What do you think it would add to the article? -- Irn (talk) 17:27, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Ok. In my opinion it would have given more perspective to the recent events in Colombia. It would have shown also that there is wide belief in the peace efforts. But well, on the other hand those details could be added to the article "Colombian conflict (1964-present)", perhaps. Dirtyleftist (talk) 00:22, 30 September 2015 (UTC)


Just be careful with the edits. There are several Colombian leftist terrorist organizations trying to gain recognition online. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fiftyshadez (talkcontribs) 03:51, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Not a representative democracy but a participative democracy.[edit]

Please change this passage: "The government of Colombia takes place within the framework of a presidential representative democratic republic as established in the Constitution of 1991"

This is technically incorrect. It should state: "Participatory democracy" if one takes into account the text of the constitution, and the judicial doctrine that has been developed by the three high courts in Colombia. For instance article one of the constitution states:

"Colombia is a social state under the rule of law, organized in the form of a unitary republic, decentralized, with autonomy of its territorial units, democratic,participatory, and pluralistic, based on the respect of human dignity, the work and solidarity of the individuals who belong to it, and the prevalence of the general interest"

It is also backed by a variety of judicial mechanism that provide for autonomous popular initiatives such as:

"A group of citizens corresponding to one-tenth (1/10) of the electoral rolls may request from the electoral organization the holding of a referendum for the repeal of a law.This law will be repealed if half plus one of the voters who participate in the referendum so decide as long as a quarter (1/4) of the citizens making up the electoral rolls participate in said referendum.There can be no referendum with respect to laws approving international treaties or the budget or laws relating to fiscal or tax matters."

The Colombian Constitutional Court has declared:

"La democracia participativa es, sin lugar a dudas, un aspecto estructural e inescindible del Estado Constitucional establecido en la Constitución de 1991." (Participative democracy is, without a doubt, a structural and fundamental aspect of the Constitutional State established by the 1991 Constitution).Sentencia C-303/10 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.156.78.66 (talk) 18:17, 5 October 2015 (UTC) --Colombianpubliclawcontributor. (talk) 18:25, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

The Magical Realism[edit]

When our most representative writer Garcia Marquez created Macondo, he introduced fiction to reality or maybe the opposite ? In Colombia culture that is a daily routine that for Colombian people is not amazing at all. News from radio or newspapers are a useful source to create fiction based on real facts. Originality from Colombia people for example it is found in discovering a A submarine sailing in the heart of the Cordillera de los Andes, Bogotá , used to camouflage and prepare a drug shipment. But as positive as celebrating Christmas since September, or having a full calendar of carnavals.

It is true that this particular feature of our Culture made our population as unique, dynamic and happy as Coronel Aureliano Buendia and his legnedary family. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amandita29 (talkcontribs) 21:30, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 January 2016[edit]

HUMAN QUALITY

Colombian people through the years have been characterized as friendly and happy. Although, there have been many facts that tried to harm this beautiful image like violence, corruption and intolerance, they have persisted and tried to overcome problems because they are persistant and brave people. They are able to receive any visitor of a hospitable manner because they are not mean or they just want you feel at home. There are many critics to Colombian people, sometimes they are unfair because it is necessary to stay at this country to feel what is Colombia.

Jorge.lievano94 (talk) 17:10, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: This does not seem to adhere to WP:NPOV --allthefoxes (Talk) 19:27, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 January 2016[edit]

HUMAN QUALITY

Colombian people through the years have been characterized as friendly and happy. Although, there have been many facts that tried to harm this beautiful image like violence, corruption and intolerance, they have persisted and tried to overcome problems because they are persistant and brave people. They are able to receive any visitor of a hospitable manner because they are not mean or they just want you feel at home. There are many critics to Colombian people, sometimes they are unfair because it is necessary to stay at this country to feel what is Colombia.

Jorge.lievano94 (talk) 17:11, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: This does not seem to adhere to WP:NPOV. In addition, you must have sources for what you want to put in --allthefoxes (Talk) 19:28, 28 January 2016 (UTC)