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 $193,827,512 (2015)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $152,273,749 (2015)
Arms Sales $1,173,661,251 (2013)
Trainees 4,464 (2013)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

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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

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Analysis

2/12/15 | Blog
Former Colombia President is in D.C. to Stir Up Opposition to Peace

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe arrived in Washington D.C. yesterday and is staying through today to encourage opposition to the Colombian government’s peace talks with the FARC guerrillas. Never mind that they could help end a conflict that has left over 220,000 dead, millions...

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2/11/15 | Blog
Latin America Security By The Numbers Update

Journalism remains a dangerous profession in Colombia, where the Colombian Federation of Journalists (Fecolper) recorded 146 cases of aggression...

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2/4/15 | Blog
Nueva Guía: Utilizando la Ley Leahy de los EE.UU. para Frenar los Abusos de las Fuerzas Armadas y la Policía

Existe una poderosa herramienta para frenar la impunidad en relación a abusos cometidos por las fuerzas armadas y policiales en países que reciben asistencia militar de los EE.UU.: la Ley Leahy. El Grupo de Trabajo para...

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Resources

2/25/15 | News
Al Jazeera’s 50-Minute Documentary on Colombia’s Peace Talks
n the documentary, journalist Rodrigo Vasquez talks to government negotiators, FARC commanders taking part in peace talks, members of the military, demobilized FARC and paramilitary commanders, and victims.
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2/23/15 | Policy Statements
South Carolina Air National Guard Welcomes Colombian visitors
The South Carolina Air National Guard welcomed officers from the Colombian air force last week as part of a key leader engagement and subject matter expert exchange.
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2/23/15 | Policy Statements
Remarks On New U.S. Special Envoy for Colombian Peace Process
Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the new Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernie Aronson.
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