Rebekah Sears writes about aid to Colombia in Third Way Cafe.
The U.S. has been connected to Colombia through aid, trade and politics for many years. Plan Colombia, a 10 year aid program run throughout the 2000s, brought in over 7 billion dollars, 75 percent dedicated to military and police operations. It focused on eradication of illicit crops and other state efforts in the ongoing armed conflict with guerrilla groups like the FARC and the National Liberation Army (ELN).
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