Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 00:00
2006 marks the first time in my ten years that I am seeing even slight reductions in military assistance to the Western Hemisphere. This owes in no small part to the American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA), which cuts some military aid to countries
Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 00:00
The Defense Department continues to expand its control over foreign military training programs that were once the exclusive province of the Department of State, lessening congressional oversight and weakening the relation of military assistance to overall
Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 00:00
El Departamento de Defensa tiene cada vez mas control sobre los programas de capacitacion para militares extranjeros, los cuales estaban antes bajo la supervision exclusiva del Departamento de Estado, reduciendo asi el control legislativo y distorsi
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - 00:00
Unfortunately, rather than examples of progress, each of these cases demonstrate the particular weakness of the Colombian judicial system, and the Colombian government's failure to seriously investigate and prosecute members of the military involved in hu
Monday, August 1, 2005 - 00:00
This meeting comes at a historic juncture, as the US prepares to embark upon phase two of "Plan Colombia," the major aid package begun five years ago under President Clinton.
Friday, July 29, 2005 - 00:00
The process of consulting with human rights groups includes periodic meetings between U.S. embassy staff and groups in Colombia. On July 11, seven Colombian groups* prepared a document listing numerous cases illustrating the Colombian government’s failu
Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 00:00
On July 12, many members of Congress received a fax from the Colombian Embassy <br />offering “information about the Justice and Peace Law recently passed by the Colombian <br />Congress.” We have posted a PDF copy of the letter to our website at <br />www.ciponline.org/colombia/050712emba.pdf. <br />This new law, which will govern the demobilization of as many as 15,000 paramilitary <br />fighters, is highly controversial.
Friday, July 1, 2005 - 00:00
Why a weak peace agreement with Colombian paramilitary groups may be worse than no agreement at all.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - 00:00
If reducing drug use at home and fighting terrorists abroad are vital U.S. interests in the Americas, our current policy in Colombia is failing.
Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 00:00
A bit more than a year before the Colombian presidential elections, President Uribe is doing so well in the polls that his likely opponents are either hoping that the Constitutional Court blocks his re-election, or they simply have their gaze truly fixed