Colombia

Quick Facts

Area in square km 1,138,910
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 94 (out of 177) (2013)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 3.4% (2013)
Defense expenditure in dollars 13,003,000,000 (2013)
Per capita GDP in dollars 11,100 (2013)
Population 46,245,297 (2014)
Size of armed forces 281,000 (2013)
U.S. military personnel present 50 (2014)

Colombia at a glance

Military & Police Aid $174,183,607 (2015)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $152,273,749 (2015)
Arms Sales $214,717,044 (2014)
Trainees 4,464 (2013)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Trainees

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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Analysis

7/2/15 | Blog
Three Points on Congress’ Hearing on Colombia’s Peace Process

On Wednesday, members from the House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs held the first congressional hearing on negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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5/28/15 | Blog
The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

An increasingly well-known U.S. human rights law barring American military assistance to foreign security forces that commit crimes like murder, kidnapping, rape, and torture has played an important role in encouraging Central and South American countries to crack down on these crimes.

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5/22/15 | Blog
How U.S. Aid can Help a Post-Peace Accord Colombia

U.S. faith leaders have stated their support for the peace process in Colombia, and they have some recommendations for how the U.S. can adjust its aid to help the country’s effort for peace. On Monday, 32 faith-based leaders...

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Resources

7/2/15 | News
Paraguayan Soldiers Train with Colombian Armed Forces
Members of the Armed Forces of Paraguay are training with their Colombian counterparts, who have decades of experience fighting guerrillas, to bolster their efforts to fight terrorism.
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7/1/15 | News
Chief Colombian Paramilitary Warlord Sentenced to 16 Years in US Prison
Salvatore Mancuso, once the supreme leader of paramilitary organization AUC, was sentenced to almost 16 years in US prison on Tuesday for drug trafficking.
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6/30/15 | News
Did Colombia’s Government and FARC Rebels Reach a Deal on Justice?
According to Colombian rebel group FARC, it has reached some kind of understanding over the punishing of war criminals if it is able to seal a peace agreement with the state. However, the government negotiators deny this.
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