Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - 00:00
After so much investment in weapons and offensives, is the country more secure, better governed, and out from under the illegal drug economy?
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 00:00
In July 2000, President Clinton signed into law a big aid package called “Plan Colombia,” with the ambitious goal of helping Colombia to resolve its related problems of drug trafficking and violence. Since then, the United States has given Colombia $4
Monday, October 16, 2006 - 00:00
In late September and early October, we saw a flurry of activity around the possibility of talks between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. This activity raised hopes for a prisoner-exchange deal that might free about sixty politicians, mil
Friday, October 6, 2006 - 00:00
Álvaro Leyva, a former Colombian senator and minister who has been involved in his country's peace processes since the 1980s, is serving as a facilitator for what might become a round of talks with the FARC guerrillas.
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 00:00
The U.S. government is not very worried about the construction of a new natural gas pipeline between Venezuela and Colombia. Likewise, Washington did not complain publicly about the gas-sector nationalization carried out by Evo Morales in Bolivia.
Monday, July 3, 2006 - 00:00
In "More Help for Colombia" [op-ed, June 26], Robert D. Novak employs a tired tactic: slapping the "soft on drugs" label on any who oppose the current U.S. policy toward Colombia.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 00:00
The president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, will be in Washington tomorrow for a brief visit. Uribe’s hard-line security policies have made him popular at home, giving him a landslide re-election victory on May 28. Uribe hopes to maintain (or even i
Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 00:00
It shouldn’t surprise us that the Bush administration and the Republican majority in the U.S. Congress were very pleased with Álvaro Uribe’s reelection.
Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 00:00
At 5:00 yesterday (Good Friday), the U.S. government announced that coca cultivation in Colombia last year totaled 144,000 hectares, a level not seen since 2002. While this appears to be a 30,000-hectare increase over 2004 levels, the White House Drug Cza
Friday, April 7, 2006 - 00:00
"I look forward to an honest discussion later this year when Congress debates the reauthorization of Plan Colombia," reads an April 6 memo to colleagues from Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-New York). (This memo's text is at the end of this message.). &q