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Cheering Colombia

COLOMBIA celebrates its National Pavilion Day today with a performance by singer-songwriter Fonseca in the Expo Center's Red Hall at 7:30pm.

Juan Fernando Fonseca released his first CD, "Fonseca" in 2002.

Since then he has become a phenomenon in Colombia, achieving double platinum sales in 2006 and winning major awards in South America every year.

The 1,000-square-meter pavilion in Zone C is themed "Colombia is Passion, the City is Activity." The outer walls are decorated with butterfly designs to give the building a tropical feel.

It features sections on the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Andes and the Amazon.

Exhibitions cover history and culture, geography, indigenous peoples, biodiversity, arts and culture, economic development and urban living.

In the Pacific section, visitors can experience the roar of the ocean along breathtaking white beaches. The Caribbean area features stunning coastlines and castles. The Andes area showcases major cities and coffee-growing regions. The Amazon section features its lush scenery, indigenous peoples and environmental protection.

Colombia products include coal, coltan, coffee, cotton and textiles, and the manufacturing and service sectors are also featured.

Colombia aims to transform its textile and clothing sectors, and hopes the Expo will attract investors and garment makers.

The country's dynamic cities are also showcased.


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