Guns, Drugs, and Development in Colombia

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The treatment, the food and encouragement we received from Santiago, the cook and all the porters was unbelievable. However, cultural ties are with the respective coastlines. Traveling pets should be supervised closely and not allowed to come in contact with local animals. The economy continues to improve thanks to austere government budgets, focused efforts to reduce public debt levels, an export-oriented growth strategy, and an improved security situation in the country.

Pages: 208

Publisher: University of Texas Press (January 4, 2010)

ISBN: 0292721544

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