After the civil war within Nueva Granada, known as "The War of the Thousand Days", Panama becomes an independent state.
250,000-300,000 people were killed in the La Violencia civil war. It took a decade for the economy to restore stabilization.
A powerful earthquake hits Colombia killing over 1,000 people, setting Colombia back economically.
Colombia established a free trade agreement with the US despite concerns over Colombia's poor record of labor relations.