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September 16th, 2004
An Honest Citizen

Additional Web Resources

CIA World Factbook: Colombia

The CIA’s dossier on Colombia. Basic information on population, economic indicators, trade, and crime.

Colombia – A Country Study

The Library of Congress’ collection of historical materials on Colombia, prepared in 1988 for the U.S. Department of the Army by the Library’s Federal Research Division.

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

The U.S. State Department’s information page on policy issues in the Americas, including information on the Andean Regional Initiative and U.S. support for Plan Colombia.

BBC News: The Global Drug Trade

An archive of BBC News reports and interactive features investigating drug production, trafficking and use.

Economic Perspectives: Electronic Journal

The U.S. State Department’s electronic publication detailing efforts in the fight against money laundering.

Casa de Nariño

The official Web site of the office of the Colombian presidency.


The Web site of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), the largest and most powerful of Colombia’s left-wing guerrilla organizations.

Revista Insurreccion: ELN Colombia

The Web site of the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), the smaller of Colombia’s two major leftist armed groups.

Colombia Libre

The Web site of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), the umbrella organization that governs Colombia’s right-wing paramilitary groups.

Defensoría del Pueblo Colombia

The official Web site of the office of the Defensoría del Pueblo, the Colombian Government’s human rights ombudsman.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Web site of the UN’s office of refugee affairs, with extensive information on Colombia’s internally displaced population.

Colombia Journal

The homepage of journalist Gary Leech’s “Colombia Journal”, an independent publication with a mix of reporting on Colombian politics and US foreign policy in Colombia.

CIP: Colombia Program

Homepage of the Center for International Policy’s Colombia Program, an independent advocacy group promoting demilitarization and respect for human rights; hosts an extensive collection of resources on Colombian issues.

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