Estella Hefti writes about political violence in Colombia with a special focus on the underreported issue of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
|Oct 09 2010||Media coverage of Colombia|
Considering the humanitarian crisis in Colombia as well as the amount of US aid to Colombia, mainstream media sparsely covers the ongoing conflict in the country and rarely offers a big picture context of what is going on.
|Sep 19 2010||Colombia-U.S. FTA in the midst of armed conflict?|
United States relations with the different countries of Latin America are on the whole underreported. Colombia is especially significant considering the amount of military and financial aid received from the US. According to Just the Facts , since 2000, the US has spent over $5.5 billion on grant military and police aid to Colombia to date.