Guajira


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Guajira

 

(or Goajira) a peninsula in northern South America, in Colombia (primarily) and Venezuela. In the southwest it is low lying; in the northeast there are monadnock massifs rising to an altitude of 853 m. The climate and vegetation is tropical semiarid. Livestock raising on permanent pasture is well developed. Salt is mined in the southwest. The northernmost point of South America is located on Guajira—Punta Gallinas (12° 25’ N lat.).

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In 2013, the Government of La Guajira Department awarded ACCIONA water optimisation works, an aqueduct and a new survey of consumers in the Municipality of Riohacha, capital of the Department, in the Colombian Caribbean.
This discovery adds to the one accomplished in December at the Orca-1 well, located in the deep water of Tayrona block offshore Guajira, where we are partners with Petrobras, Repsol and Statoil.
Area if Implementation: Nine Departments, namely: Narino, Huila, Cauca, Tolima, Magdalena, La Guajira, Norte de Santander, Boyaca and Santander).
Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao (often referred to as the ABC Islands) are located 30 to 40 miles north of Venezuela and continue to serve as northbound transshipment points for cocaine originating from the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia and from the Maracaibo, Venezuela area.
To the north in Colombia, paramilitaries have been reported around Anglo-Australian-South African coal operations at the Cerrejon mine in La Guajira.
The percentage of people in the Cerrejon mine who are employed from the local area is very small - between 2% and 9% are said to be employed from the region around the mines, La Guajira.
The UNC-UN committee also tried to take into account gender and regional diversity, choosing, for example, Colombians of African descent and people from the Wayuu tribe, an indigenous group from the Caribbean province of La Guajira that has been victimized in particular by paramilitary organizations acting on behalf of drug mafias and powerful agricultural producers.
Rana, for example, has stolen his boss's car while they are on a trip to Miami, hoping to seduce La Guajira by making her think he is a wealthy man.
The Guajira Peninsula on the north-eastern tip of the country alone has the potential to generate 21GW, enough power to provide for the country two times over.
The two, from the northern city of Aviles, were kidnapped last month in the province of La Guajira as they drove towards a tourist attraction near the Venezuelan border.
Maduro spoke during a tour of an alternative energy facility, the La Guajira Wind Farm, in Northwest Zulia state, after his government announced a 90-day national electricity system state of emergency last week, as it struggles to optimize the service.
The woman had been travelling with five American friends near Cabo de la Vela, a village in the Guajira peninsula on Colombia's north coast.