All About Plan Colombia

ANALYSIS

GameChangers 2020: Conflicting US Approach to Latin America Organized Crime

COCA / 22 DEC 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has a chance to reset the table on US-Latin American relations, but the Donald Trump administration’s schizophrenic, transactional approach may leave some lasting scars that will be…

COCA / 16 JUN 2017

The US government has continued issuing mixed messages following controversial statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that implied the White House was pushing for Colombia to return to outdated…

COLOMBIA / 5 FEB 2016

US President Barack Obama announced he will ask Congress for $450 million to assist Colombia's transition from civil conflict to peace, but will it help avert the impending shakeup of…

COLOMBIA / 2 FEB 2016

The Colombian government will mark the 15th anniversary of Plan Colombia by requesting a new assistance package from the United States aimed at facilitating the Andean nation's transition to peace…

COLOMBIA / 2 NOV 2015

According to Colombia's government, the laundering of profits from drug trafficking and common crime accounted for two percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013. However, the figures…

COLOMBIA / 9 JUL 2015

The US is paying Colombia to train security forces in Central America, without tracking whether this is doing good or causing harm. It's time for authorities to start asking hard…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 25 JUL 2014

The presidents of Guatemala and Honduras have used the Central American child migrant crisis to call for regional security investment from the United States along the lines of "Plan Colombia,"…

COLOMBIA / 7 NOV 2013

Colombian and US officials have signed an agreement providing US law enforcement support to four Colombian municipalities, a move which signifies the increasing importance of local networks within Colombia's criminal…

COLOMBIA / 30 OCT 2013

Colombia's top anti-drug adviser has whipped up a political storm with comments that the aerial fumigation of coca crops that has been a central tenet of US…

CARSI / 12 APR 2013

The US State Department budget proposal for 2014 has reduced aid for Colombia and Mexico while increasing funds for Central America, reflecting changes in regional priorities.

COLOMBIA / 18 FEB 2013

The US ambassador to Colombia has emphasized that the country now spends more on domestic treatment and prevention programs than on combating drug production via the Plan Colombia aid program.

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 9 OCT 2012

The US defense secretary has cautioned Latin American countries against relying on their militaries for law enforcement, which could point to a changing focus in US policy in the region.

COLOMBIA / 13 APR 2012

As the Sixth Summit of the Americas approaches, US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have made statements extolling Colombia's security gains, suggesting they are seeking to…

About InSight Crime

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Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.