Population: 46,245,297 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Mestizo 58%, white 20%, mulatto 14%, black 4%, mixed black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Columbia:
In 1510, Spaniards founded Darien, the first permanent European settlement on the American mainland. In 1538, Span established the colony of New Granada.
Independence was attained in 1824. Simón Bolívar united Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, and Ecuador in the Republic of Greater Colombia, but Venezuela and Ecuador were lost to separatists. Bolívar died in 1830.
Francisco de Paula Santander served as president from 1832 to 1836. Civil war erupted in 1840. In 1861, the country was called the United States of New Granada. In 1863, it became the United States of Colombia. In 1885, it was named the Republic of Colombia.
In 1899, civil war broke out again. The War of a Thousand Days lasted until 1902. In 1903, Colombia lost its claims to Panama because it refused to ratify the lease to the United States of the Canal Zone.
The Conservative Party held power until 1930. Liberal Party administrations of Enrique Olaya Herrera and Alfonso López from 1930 to 1938 were marked by social reforms that failed to solve the country's problems. In 1946, a period of insurrection broke out, referred to as La Violencia, which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.
Laureano Gómez became president in 1950. Liberals refused to participate in the election. In 1953, he was forced into exile. A military coup brought Gen. Gustavo Rojas Pinilla to power in 1953, but he was overthrown by a military junta in 1957.
Marxist guerrilla groups organized in the 1960s and 1970s, including the May 19th Movement (M-19), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). In the 1970s and 1980s, Colombia became an international center for illegal drug production and trafficking. In the 1990s, numerous paramilitary groups formed, made up of drug traffickers and landowners. They operated under the umbrella group, United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).
Belisario Betancur Cuartas assumed the presidency in 1982. Colombia became a battleground with bombs, killings, and kidnappings. By 1989, homicide had become the leading cause of death in the nation.
César Gaviria Trujillo was elected president in 1990. Ernesto Samper of the Liberal Party became president in 1994. In 1996, Samper was accused of accepting campaign contributions from drug traffickers, but the House of Representatives absolved him of the charges.
Andrés Pastrana Arango was elected president in 1998. In August 2000, the U.S. government approved "Plan Colombia," pledging $1.3 billion to fight drug trafficking. In August 2001, Pastrana signed "war legislation," which expanded the rights of the military in dealing with rebels.
Alvaro Uribe of the Liberal Party won the presidential election in May 2002. A surge in violence accompanied his inauguration in August. Uribe declared a state of emergency within a week.
In May 2004, the UN announced that Colombia's drug war had created the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere. More than 2 million people have been forced to leave their homes and several Indian tribes are close to extinction.
On May 28, 2006, President Uribe was re-elected. On November 22, 2006, the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) was signed. The agreement eliminates tariffs and other trade barriers for goods and services between Colombia and the United States.
In November 2007, the Colombian army captured FARC rebels who were carrying videos, pictures, and letters of hostages, which included three American military contractors and Ingrid Betancourt, former Colombian presidential candidate. Also in November, Uribe withdrew his support of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's attempts to negotiate with FARC. Chavez subsequently withdrew the Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia.
On January 10, 2008, FARC rebels freed two hostages, Clara Rojas and Consuelo Gonzalez de Perdomo, in Guaviare. Rojas, a Colombian politician captured in 2002, and Perdomo, a Colombian lawmaker captured in 2001, were escorted out of the jungle by guerillas. On February 28, 2008, FARC rebels released four more Colombian hostages, all former members of Congress. The freed prisoners were Luis Eladio Perez, Orlando Beltran, Jorge Gechem, and Gloria Polanco de Losada.
On March 1, 2008, Colombian forces crossed into Ecuador and killed FARC rebel leader, Raúl Reyes. Venezuela and Ecuador broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia and sent troops to the Colombian borders. The Organization of American States approved a resolution, which declared that the Colombian raid into Ecuador was a violation of sovereignty. On March 6, Nicaragua broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia to demonstrate unity with President Rafael Correa of Ecuador. On March 7, 2008, during a summit meeting in the Dominican Republic, the leaders of Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Nicaragua ended their dispute over Colombia's raid.
On July 2, 2008, hostages, including three U.S. military contractors and Ingrid Betancourt, were freed by commandos who infiltrated FARC's leadership. Four more hostages were released in February 2009.
Former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos won the second round of presidential elections in June 2010.
In late February 2012, FARC announced an end to its practice of kidnapping civilians for financial gains. FARC also said it would free the remaining ten prisoners of war. On May 15, 2012, the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement went into effect.
On June 15, 2014, President Santos won reelection.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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