Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 00:00
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe visits Washington, D.C, seeking assurances of continued American military aid. A U.S. program that gives Colombia's armed forces about $10 million a week to help battle drugs and terrorism is due to expire next year.
Saturday, March 1, 2003 - 00:00
More than three years of frustrating negotiations had come to nothing. That morning, an elite unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia — FARC), the larger of two leftist insurgent groups active in
Tuesday, October 1, 2002 - 00:00
Against all evidence, on September 9 the U.S. State Department certified that the Colombian Armed Forces are making progress on three human rights criteria,a condition for receiving more U.S. military aid. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and th
Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 00:00
With peace talks broken down, Colombia has plunged into all-out war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), one of the world's largest and most brutal insurgencies. Washington's response is a bipartisan rush to offer "counterterror&qu
Monday, April 1, 2002 - 00:00
In its most recently published report, the CCJ found that political violence in Colombia claimed 3,538 lives between April and September 2000—twenty people per day. As recently as early 1998, the CCJ was reporting ten political murders per day. Fed by a
Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 00:00
Two years ago, when the United States was debating the $1.3 billion "Plan Colombia" aid package, we often heard a curious argument: "military aid will speed negotiations by forcing the FARC to negotiate in good faith."
Monday, December 3, 2001 - 00:00
Go to one of Colombia’s coca-growing zones, and almost everyone there will tell you that they hate having all those green bushes in their fields.
Monday, May 7, 2001 - 00:00
Deep within the Defense Department’s civilian bureaucracy, the Clinton administration made a quiet shift in 1999 that speaks volumes about the current U.S. relationship with Latin America.
Tuesday, May 1, 2001 - 00:00
Today, the U.S. war on terrorism is currently focused on Afghanistan, but other countries may soon feel the full force of the U.S. commitment to stamp out the world terror networks. U.S. officials have hinted that Colombia may fit within the anti-terroris
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 - 00:00
Esta en el pais porque intercambia informacion sobre las relaciones con Estados Unidos, y porque sigue convencido de que el componente militar del Plan Colombia puede tornar critico el proceso de paz.