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8 Colombia Looks 足Ahead

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olombia is a baffling country, perhaps more so than any other in Latin America. It has tremendous potential. Nature, people, and culture provide a solid foundation on which a strong, stable, prosperous future can be built. Socially, politically, and economically, however, the country has been and continues to fall far short of its potential. Colombians look ahead with hope and optimism but toward a future that remains 足uncertain. If, indeed, the past provides clues to the future, the outlook for Colombia is not good. Colombians can look back upon nearly a 足half足millennium of almost constant conflict. Some drawbacks, such as natural hazards and physical features that tend to divide the country, are beyond human control. Much greater obstacles stand in the way of the country ever achieving stability and experiencing progress, however. Existing social, economic, and political systems are frail. Crime and violence continue to plague the population. Many if not

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