Colombia

Quick Facts

Area in square km 1,138,910
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 83 (out of 168) (2015)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 3% (2014)
Defense expenditure in dollars 9,871,000,000 (2015)
Per capita GDP in dollars 13,800 (2015)
Population 46,736,728 (2015)
Size of armed forces 297,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 52 (2015)

Colombia at a glance

Military & Police Aid $203,925,000 (2017)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $187,328,000 (2017)
Arms Sales $124,781,608 (2014)
Trainees 1,043 (2015)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

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Trainees

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Arms Sales

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Analysis

6/7/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Cybersecurity Assistance

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

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2/3/16 | Blog
Grasp the Chance for Peace in Colombia, But Don't Forget the Brutal War

"I have never seen a day of peace in my life," Colombian civil society leaders have told me. As President Juan Manuel Santos visits Washington on February 3 and 4, 2016, there's hope they may see such a day.

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7/30/15 | Blog
U.S. Reduced Foreign Military Training in All Regions Except Latin America in 2014

The annual Foreign Military Training Report, recently released by the U.S. State and Defense Departments, reports on “all military training provided to foreign military personnel.” This report is a vital tool to better...

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Resources

1/13/17 | News
FARC Unity Shatters in Colombia
Amid increasing desertion, two rival groups of FARCrebels clashed leaving two dead, a clear violation of the ceasefire and evidence that the rebel movement is breaking apart even as the peace process enters its implementation phase.
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1/12/17 | News
Intl Court Condemns Colombia for Bloody 2002 Military Operation
An international court's condemnation of the Colombian state's role in an infamous military operation in the city of Medellín speaks to the failings of militarizing the fight against illegal armed groups, particularly in heavily populated urban areas.
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1/11/17 | News
Canada Sending Police to Colombia to Help With Peacekeeping
Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC News has learned.Some of the officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working...
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