Regions / Colombia
The U.S. vision for Latin America consists of applying Plan Colombia to the region as a whole.
Despite a legal setback, the State Department says that existing agreements permit the United States to continue its military presence in Colombia.
Promise of a collaborative foreign policy and focus on land reforms at home provide a glimmer of hope for new Colombian president Juan Santos's administration.
It looked peaceful on the surface. But as Laura Carlsen reports, the Colombia elections were anything but.
Bogotá and Washington are negotiating an agreement for five military bases in Colombia that would escalate the U.S. military's presence in the region.
Organizing is still a life-threatening proposition in many workplaces around the world.
In seven days, the Andean region went from the brink of war to a grudging peace. But as columnist Laura Carlsen reports, all is still not well.
The U.S. Military reconfigures its unpopular presence in Latin America.
Colombia is full of drugs, guns, and human rights violations. Why is the United States still giving it military aid?
Violence and warfare in Colombia are often blamed on the drug trade, but their roots run much deeper and go back well over five decades.