Well i have some good friends from Columbia and I also have a friend doing graduate work at Howard who is teaching in Columbia. From the way i understand it about 45% of the population is of African decent. The get treated terrible in Columbia, by the light skinned elite, by the indigenous population as well as those narco drug trafficers who operate in areas with high populations of Afri Columbians. Anyway one of my roommates is from Columbia and one weekend i was fortunate to meet one of the former black governors of of a black province who was forced to leave Colombia because of his outspokeness in issues concerning justice for Africans in Colombia,many have been forced off their lands and treated as second class citizen. The situations of Africans in Central and South America is one , africans in North America know little about.