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 $1,173,661,251 (2013)
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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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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3/31/15 | Blog
Military Exercises in Latin America: December through March

Summary of U.S. Military Exercises performed in Latin America

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...

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...



4/24/15 | News
Mujica to Help out in Colombian Peace Talks
Former Uruguayan president Jose Mujica offered to help out as a mediator in the Colombia peace talks in Havana on Thursday. Mujica said he will travel soon to Cuba to assist in the talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forced of Colombia (FARC). Specifically, Mujica...
4/23/15 | News
FARC Needs To Show They Are Serious About Peace: U.S. Envoy
After having breached its unilateral ceasefire, rebel group FARC must demonstrate anew their commitment to Colombia’s peace process, United States Special Envoy Bernard Aronson said in an interview published Wednesday. The most recent outbreak of violence in Cauca that left 11 Colombian soldiers...
4/23/15 | News
U.S. Backs Idea Of Placing Time Limits On Colombia Peace Talks
The top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobsen, said Tuesday that Washington backs Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' idea of placing "time limits" on the peace talks with the FARC rebel group, which began in November 2012. "If the president believes that that is...

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