A discussion of the arrival of a contingent of U.S. military trainers in Colombia, including WOLA’s Adam Isacson.
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A discussion of new revelations that Colombian Army intelligence has been spying on journalists, judges, opposition politicians, human rights defenders, and other officers, with several victims of the spying and some U.S.-based analysts.
A conversation about the state of anti-drug policy, with León Valencia of the Fundación Paz y Reconciliación and former president Ernesto Samper.
The former maximum leader of the AUC paramilitaries, extradited to the United States in 2008, has completed his U.S. prison term and may soon return to Colombia.
Colombian Gen. Juan Carlos Correa, who heads U.S. Southern Command’s J-7/9 Directorate (Exercises and Coalition), talks with Southcom Commander Gen. Craig Faller about how the U.S. combatant command works with militaries around the region.
A look at the U.S. military deployment to international waters near Colombia to interdict drugs, the current state of the drug trade, and U.S. pressure on the Venezuelan regime.
WOLA’s Adam Isacson delivers a Broad International Lecture on the conflict, U.S. policy, Plan Colombia, the peace process, and today’s security challenges.