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Additional Resources on Colombia

Policy Analysis:

  • Center for International Policy
    This page is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on many aspects of U.S. aid to Colombia. 
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
    A report on a bias in New York Times reporting on Colombia.
  • Foreign Policy in Focus
    This "think tank without walls" has a commitment to advancing a citizen-based foreign policy agenda.
  • IPS Drug Policy
    The Institute for Policy Studies takes a critical look at current U.S. drug policy.
  • Latin America Working Group
    The LAWG is a coalition of over 60 religious, human rights, policy, grassroots and development organizations. Its website contains action alerts, legislative updates, and other current policy-oriented bulletins.
  • RAND Report
    The RAND Corporation, a conservative think tank, produced the 1994 report "Controlling Cocaine," showing that drug treatment programs were 23 times more cost effective than source country eradication of coca.
  • State Department Site on Colombia
    The official State Department website on Colombia.
  • U.S. Office on Colombia
    USOC educates U.S. policymakers, the media and the public about the impact of U.S. policy on Colombia. By supporting Colombian civil society initiatives and broadening knowledge, understanding and debate, it assists in the development of policy solutions.
  • Washington Office on Latin America
    WOLA promotes human rights, democracy, and social and economic justice in Latin America. The website contains action alerts, legislative updates, and press releases.

International Peace Organizations:

Colombia-based Peace Organizations:

U.S. Media:

  • Colombia Times
    A collection of media stories relating to Colombia.
  • Colombia Reports
    A website with information about many aspects of the armed conflict in Colombia and U.S. involvement.
    North American Congress on Latin America - a bimonthly magazine with regular articles on Colombia.

Colombian Media:

  • Bogota Daily (English)
    Website with collection of mainstream Colombian news.
  • El Espectador (Spanish)
    Bogota daily newspaper, with good national coverage.
  • El Tiempo (Spanish)
    National newspaper.
  • Radio Caracol
    Colombian news radio online.