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Colombian diaspora


Colombian diaspora refers to the mass movement of Colombian people who have emigrated from the country in search of safety and/or a better quality of life. Many of those who moved were educated middle and upper middle-class Colombians, but also significant numbers of the poor. Colombian officials state that this movement peaked in the year 2000 and that the most popular destinations for emigration include the United States, Ecuador, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica and Venezuela. In Europe, Spain has the largest Colombian community on the continent, followed by the United Kingdom, while tens of thousands of Colombian immigrants live in Germany, Italy, France, and The NetherlandsMyriam Berube, Colombia: In the Crossfire, Migration Information Source. Many Colombians are also dispersed throughout Latin America .

Another meaning refers to the new wave of Colombian artists who have migrated seeking better opportunities and new markets.

See also

Republic of Colombia

Colombian American

Colombian British

Afro-Colombian

Movies depicting Colombia

Colombian Armed Conflict

People

Juanes

Shakira

Fernando Botero

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Sofia Vergara

Alirio Diaz Guerra, Columbian American writer, author of Lucas Guevara

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