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Colombian potatoes on tables around the world

Thanks to its high nutritional value (it is a rich source of carbohydrates), its easily digestible nature and its low fat content, to highlight just a few of its properties, potatoes are an essential food for a healthy diet. It is also a fundamental element of the Colombian diet: according to Fedepapa, the Colombian Federation of Potato Producers, it is estimated that more than 62 kilos of potatoes per person are consumed in Colombia each year with a household penetration index of 97%.

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The capital of the Magdalena river

The city of Neiva is located in the heart of the Andes, south of Colombia, in the lowlands of high Magdalena, and its the capital of Bambuco, the traditional dance of the Andes. Compared to that distant May 24th, 1612, when captain Diego de Ospina y Medinilla fenced with agave rope what then would have become its main square, Neiva has become, over time, an important capital of the south, in economic, political and cultural terms.

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Doris Salcedo, works of art and of memory

When a society experiences a long war, as it happened in Colombia, remembering and paying homage to the victims is unmissable. Only evoking facts and people, indeed, memory is kept alive and honor is paid to those who have suffered from that violence, stating that peace and justice are the only possible solutions. The work of Doris Salcedo from Bogotá is a concrete example of how art can help to this purpose.

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A natural magic in the heart of “El Duende”

Colombia is a series of unique, lush landscapes that enthrall and amaze visitors. And the land, with its many climates, has so many natural resources, that there are still uncontaminated areas untouched by man. This is the case of the Páramo del Duende, (Moor of the Elf) a land that is a clear example of biodiversity and natural wealth.

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Colombian flowers: a growing industry

A flower can have several meanings. It can convey affection, tenderness, softness, support and love. In Colombia, however, flowers represent much more than that: they are the symbol of joy, diversity and life. They reflect the work and wellbeing of thousands of Colombians, particularly in the cold climate zone.

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The quality certification of Colombian chocolate

Imagine a creamy, chocolate fountain flowing incessantly, emitting an intense, sweet aroma. Its warm fragrance envelops your senses and seems to automatically stop time. It only takes a taste of this delight to recognize the unmistakable flavor of Colombian chocolate.

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