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 4,969 (2014)
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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

7/30/15 | Blog
U.S. Reduced Foreign Military Training in All Regions Except Latin America in 2014

U.S. Reduced Foreign Military Training in All Regions Except Latin America in 2014

The annual...
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7/27/15 | Blog
Governance and Security Sector Assistance: The Missing Link

This two-part series describes shortcomings in the current U.S. approach to security assistance in the context of broader governance. Part two of the series will examine weaknesses in the U.S. government’s current security assistance policies and programs and recommend measures the U.S....

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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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Resources

7/31/15 | News
Mexico, Colombia Among the Best Places to Get Away with Crime
A Mexican university presented a study to its Senate last week indicating that their own country, along with Colombia, had some of the highest rates of criminal impunity in the world.
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7/29/15 | News
Colombia Struggles to Find Its Missing as Peace Talks Progress
As the government wades through complex peace talks with the FARC, rights advocates and families of the disappeared hope the rebels will reveal grave locations as part of a deal for them to avoid long prison terms and be allowed to enter politics.
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7/28/15 | News
Colombia Sends Police to Mexico to Help Hunt Down ‘El Chapo’
Colombia’s National Police has sent a commission of high-profile officials to Mexico to help find “El Chapo,” the recently escaped leader of the feared Sinaloa Cartel, newspaper El Tiempo reported on Tuesday.
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