Peace and Prosperity in Colombia

Theo Sitther reflects on his trip to Colombia for Third Way Cafe:

U.S. aid has worsened the crisis for communities in Colombia. Over the last decade the United States has

Pastor Willman pictured here with Bonnie Klassen (MCC Colombia Rep.). On the grounds of the Las Palmas high school. Photo by Theo Sitther.

provided more than six billion dollars, mostly for Colombia’s military and police to defeat illegal armed groups and eliminate drug trafficking. While communities like Las Palmas struggle to gain access to basic services, more than five million other Colombians have been displaced from their lands due to ongoing violence. Economic support for holistic development programs has been sorely lacking.

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