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South Americas first permanet Spanish settlement.

1525

Rodrigo de Bastidas founds Santa Marta, South America's first permanet settlement.

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada

1538

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada defeats the Chibcha, and names Conquered territory New Granada; Then founds the town of Bogota.

War of a Thousand Days

1899 - 1903

Panama

1903

Panama withdraws form Grand Colombia.

The Violence

1948

The beginning of La Violencia ( the Violence ), A civil war that results in the deaths of about 200,000.

Peace

2002

Peace talks between the government and the Guerilla group FARC break down, Alvaro Uribe is elected president on a platform of making the country safe from Guerilla violence.

Support for the President

2003

A Referndum seeking support for President Uribe's polictial reforms is voted down.

Re-elected

2006

Alvaro Uribe is re-elected President.

Military Spies

2008

Colombian military spies liberate 15 FARC hostages, including former preidential canidate Ingrid Betancourt.