WikiLeaks: Colombia began using U.S. Drones for counterterrorism in 2006
The Colombian military began using U.S.-supplied surveillance drones for counterterrorism and counter-narcotics operations in 2006, according to a classified State Department cable released Wednesday by WikiLeaks. Ref. Source 7
Colombia Inquiry Implicates US Aid in Abuses of Power Funds allegedly used for spying, political activities
By Karen DeYoung and Claudia J. Duque
New revelations have implicated American aid, and possibly US officials, in egregious abuses of power and illegal actions by the Colombian government under the guise of fighting terrorism and drug smuggling. Ref. Source 4
U.S. Secret Service agents leave Colombia over prostitution inquiry
The U.S. Secret Service is investigating allegations of misconduct by agents who had been sent to Cartagena, Colombia, to provide security for President Obama's trip to a summit that began there Friday. Ref. Source 3
Hagel Touts Colombias Role In Helping World Meet Threats
US Military News
To have Colombian leadership step forward with its capacity, capability and training provides a huge asset to the world, to the United Nations, and to America's global interests around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
As Drug Trade Continues, US Could Cut Aid to Colombia:
Officials in the U.S. Have confirmed that under the current Trump administration, the US$450 million in aid to Colombia promised by former President Barack Obama could be cut. Colombia is the biggest producer of cocaine in the world Ref. Source 3f.
Why are we giving soo much aid to Columbia just so they can flood the USA with illegal drugs? I think cutting their aid is a good thing. We need to cut the aid to countries that do not like us.
A lot of this money goes to two things, retraining farmers and setting them up so they don't have to grow the coca and also for counter-drug support for the Colombian military. I'm not sure cutting this money is the best idea if we want to reduce the flow of drugs into the US.