My Colombian War: A Journey Through the Country I Left

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The legislative branch of government is represented nationally by the Congress, a bicameral institution comprising a 166-seat Chamber of Representatives and a 102-seat Senate. The top of the body used to be more rounded, but the latest models seem to be with a sharper curve. College and university education has expanded since the 1960s. Fleeing for their safety, some wound up in the rugged northwest of Colombia, a region of tradition-bound towns long associated with fervent Catholicism.

Pages: 336

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; Exg Rep edition (September 2, 2008)

ISBN: 0805088601

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