History of Colombia

Can you answer these questions about the history of Colombia?
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What historical figure is Colombia named after?
Christopher Columbus
Who served as the first President of Colombia – known as "The Liberator"?
Simón Bolívar
What Spanish colonial territory was Colombia was part of until independence?
New Granada
What novel is Gabriel García Márquez best known for?
One Hundred
Years of Solitude
What drug lord was worth $30 billion before his death in 1993?
Pablo Escobar
What city was he the drug lord of?
Medellín
What city's cartel was the main rivals of that drug lord?
Cali
What singer was born in Barranquilla in 1977?
Shakira
What Marxism–Leninism guerrilla group were fighting the longest-running armed
insurgency in the Western Hemisphere?
FARC
What President signed a ceasefire accord with the above in 2016?
Juan Manuel Santos
What prize did he win in the same year for doing that?
Nobel Peace Prize
What term originally referred to a mythical tribal chief of the Muisca people who was
believed to have been covered with gold dust?
El Dorado
What country gained independence from Colombia in 1903?
Panama
What type of fitness program was invented in Colombia in the 1990s?
Zumba
What event was Colombia originally chosen to host in 1986, but resigned
due to economic issues?
FIFA World Cup
What was the currency of Colombia before it was independent?
(Hint: still is a neighboring country's currency)
Real
What Colombian was the highest paid actress in U.S. television between 2013-2020?
Sofía Vergara
What military alliance did Colombia formally become a partner of in 2017?
NATO
What city was formerly the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire?
Cartagena
What two groups fought against each other in the the Thousand Days' War
between 1899-1902? (Name either)
Conservatives /
Liberals
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Level 60
Jan 29, 2021
Nobel peace should work
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Level 69
Jan 29, 2021
It already does.