Colombia the Only Risk... Is Wanting to Stay for the Rest of Your Life!

Colombia the Only Risk... Is Wanting to Stay for the Rest of Your Life!

Jenyffer Peterson
December 5th, 2007
Speech Class

Topic: Colombia is a magical country
Organizational Pattern: Topic
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to visit Colombia
Thesis Statement: Hollywood has represented a distorted view of Colombia.


Maybe you have heard about a country call Colombia, a dangerous country in the middle of the jungle that makes the newspaper headlines, Colombia is a third world country with dangerous guerilla fighters and drug smugglers. Our housing consist of little huts where several families live, the small children are left alone while their parents go to grow marijuana, cocaine and popy, because really that’s all we do.

Our usual attires are hats and sandals, and we are usually seen in company of a mule or a nice little hen. It is not necessary to run the risk of traveling all the way there to know it since Hollywood has made sure to show the reality to the world. Yeah right!

This is the general idea people have about my country, ok maybe that was a little extreme, but thrust me I have been asked all these questions and today I’m here to introduce to you a different Colombia, the real Colombia!


I. Lets Examine what Colombia is all about

A. Colombia is a Country located in South America with a population of 42 Million people, where 99% of the public are very nice people, hardworking and honest. Not all of them grow marijuana, cocaine and popy. We have great doctors such as Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, who discovered the vaccine for malaria, and great scientist such as Rodolfo LLinas, NASA Neuroscience Director. Colombian singer Shakira is one of the most popular Latin American artists in the world who has won several Grammy awards. Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya was selected as the "2003 Formula 1 International Racing Driver". Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero, has exhibited his works at the Champs Elysées in Paris, Central...

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