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 $149,400,000 (2016)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $141,326,000 (2016)
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

9/29/16 | News
Yes or No? After 52-Year War, Colombia's Peace with the Farc Faces Public Vote
After the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was signed and sealed this week, it is now up to those same citizens to approve the deal – and finally put an end to the 52-year war.
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9/29/16 | News
Colombia's ELN Rebels Say They Are Ready for Peace Talks
Rebels in Colombia from the National Liberation Army say they are ready to overcome outstanding differences with the government and initiate stalled peace talks.
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9/28/16 | News
Rebels Could Become Guides, Cheesemakers in Post-War Colombia
Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold.
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