Serranía del Perijá: Geografía, capital humano, economía y medio ambiente
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BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL, DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL Y URBANA, No: 015244
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- Maria Modesta Aguilera
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- https://ideas.repec.org/p/bdr/region/249.html; https://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000102/015244.html
- Serran�a del Perij�, Caribe colombiano, resguardos ind�genas, agricultura, ganader�a, miner�a.; Serranía del Perijá, Caribe colombiano, resguardos indígenas, agricultura, ganadería, minería.
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Serranía del Perija is located at north of Colombia and shares a border with Venezuela. It is a territory with biological importance for the country and humanity because of the environmental services. Furthermore, this place has safeguards that favor indigenous yuko-yupkas and baris, ethnic groups that are almost extinct. The economy is based on the primary sector, agriculture and mining. In the first sector, stands out the permanent crops of palm oil, coffee, cocoa and extensive cattle; in the second one, the coal extraction that provides royalties and pay taxes, but it pollutes water sources, soil and air. The rural population, which suffers high rates of poverty, has been the main affected by the armed conflict in the region.