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Required reports to Congress

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Periodic reports from the independent auditing arm of the U.S. Congress.

  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Drug Control: Agencies Need to Plan for Likely Declines in Drug Interdiction Assets, and Develop Better Performance Measures for Transit Zone Operations, November 15, 2005
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Drug Control: Air Bridge Denial Program in Colombia Has Implemented New Safeguards, but Its Effect on Drug Trafficking Is Not Clear, September 6, 2005
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Security Assistance: Efforts to Secure Colombia's Cano Limon-Covenas Oil Pipeline Have Reduced Attacks, but Challenges Remain, September 6, 2005
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Drug Control: Aviation Program Safety Concerns in Colombia Are Being Addressed, but State's Planning and Budgeting Process Can Be Improved, July 29, 2004
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Drug Control: U.S. Nomilitary Assistance to Colombia Is Beginning to Show Inteneded Results, but Programs Are Not Readily Sustainable, July 2, 2004
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Drug Control: Specific Performance Measures and Long-Term Costs for U.S. Programs in Colombia Have Not Been Developed, June 16, 2003
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Testimony of Jess T. Ford, Director, International Affairs and Trade, General Accounting Office, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, June 3, 2003
  • Drug Control: Coca Cultivation and Eradication Estimates in Colombia, January 8, 2003 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • GAO briefing paper: Military Assistance Under Plan Colombia is Substantially Behind Schedule, June 2002
  • Drug Control: Efforts to Develop Alternatives to Cultivating Illicit Crops in Colombia Have Made Little Progress and Face Serious Obstacles, February 25, 2002 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Drug Control: State Department Provides Required Aviation Program Oversight, but Safety and Security Should Be Enhanced, September 14, 2001 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Foreign Affairs: Internally Displaced Persons Lack Effective Protection, August 17, 2001 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Drug Control: The Department of State's Contract Award for Its Counternarcotics Aviation Program, February 28, 2001 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Drug Control: International Counterdrug Sites Being Developed, December 2000 [Plain text | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Drug Control: U.S. Assistance to Colombia Will Take Years to Produce Results, October 17, 2000 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Statement of Jess T. Ford, director, International Affairs and Trade, U.S. General Accounting Office, October 12, 2000 [Web (.html) format | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]

Congressional Research Service

  • Article 98 Agreements and Sanctions on U.S. Foreign Aid to Latin America, by Clare Ribando, March 22, 2007 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Article 98 Agreements and Sanctions on U.S. Foreign Aid to Latin America, by Clare Ribando, April 10, 2006 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Andean Counterdrug Initiative (ACI) and Related Funding Programs: FY2006 Assistance, by Connie Veillette, January 27, 2006 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Andean Counterdrug Initiative (ACI) and Related Funding Programs: FY2005 Assistance, by Connie Veillette, May 10, 2005 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Plan Colombia: A Progress Report, by Connie Veillette, February 17, 2005 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Andean Counterdrug Initiative (ACI) and Related Funding Programs: FY2005 Assistance, by Connie Veillette, December 9, 2004 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Colombia: Issues for Congress, by Connie Veillette, March 1, 2004 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Andean Regional Initiative (ARI): FY2002 Supplemental and FY2003 Assistance for Colombia and Neighbors, by K. Larry Storrs and Nina M. Serafino, January 8, 2003 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]

U.S. Southern Command "Posture Statements"

  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Statement to the House Armed Services Committee by General Bantz J. Craddock, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, March 16, 2006
  • [HTML | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Statement to the House Armed Services Committee by General Bantz J. Craddock, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, March 9, 2005
  • Statement to the House Armed Services Committee by General James T. Hill, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, March 24, 2004
  • Statement to the House Armed Services Committee by Gen. James T. Hill, commander, U.S. Southern Command, March 12, 2003
  • [HTML | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee by Gen. Gary Speer, Acting Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command, March 5, 2002
  • Statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee by Gen. Peter Pace, commander-in-chief, U.S. Southern Command, March 27, 2001
  • Statement to the House Armed Services Committee by General Charles E. Wilhelm, commander-in-chief, U.S. Southern Command, March 23, 2000

U.S. Southern Command "Colombia Progress Info Sheets"

  • "Colombia Progress Info Sheet" from U.S. Southern Command, December 2004 (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format)
  • "Colombia Progress Info Sheet" from U.S. Southern Command, November 4, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format)
  • "Colombia Progress Info Sheet" from U.S. Southern Command, October 2004 (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format)
  • "Colombia Progress Info Sheet" from U.S. Southern Command, September 2004 (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format)
  • "Colombia Progress Info Sheet" from U.S. Southern Command, July 19, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format)

State Department Inspector-General

  • Audit of INL (State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement) Programs in Colombia, July 2000 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
Other government information
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, "Report on Progress in Colombia," November 17, 2005
  • White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, "2004 Coca and Opium Poppy Estimates for Colombia and the Andes," press release, March 25, 2005
  • U.S. Embassy Bogota, Visita del Senador Norm Coleman, June 23, 2003
  • U.S. Embassy Bogota, Visit of Marc Grossman Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, August 14, 2002
  • Colombia: The Uribe Administration and Congressional Concerns, by Nina M. Serafino, Congressional Research Service, June 14, 2002 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • DynCorp Pilot Killed In Aerial Eradication Mission, U.S. Embassy Bogotá, March 18, 2002 [English | Español]
  • U.S. Personnel in Former "Despeje," U.S. Embassy Bogotá, February 25, 2002 [English | Spanish]
  • Visit of U.S. Congressman Gene Taylor (D-Mississippi), U.S. Embassy Bogotá, February 19, 2002 [English | Spanish]
  • Asistencia para desplazados, U.S. Embassy Bogotá, February 11, 2002 [Spanish]
  • Excerpt from President Bush's budget message, February 4, 2002
  • Final Report: A Study of the Health Complaints Related to Aerial Eradication in Colombia, Department of Nariño, Municipality of El Tablón de Gómez, September 2001 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
    • [Español] Análisis al “Informe Final; Estudio de las Denuncias de Daños a la Salud Relacionadas con la Erradicación Aérea en Colombia," por Doctora Maria Elena Arroyave, Defensoria del Pueblo de Colombia, May 2002
  • Communiqué on Secretary of State Colin Powell's trip to Colombia, U.S. Embassy Bogotá, August 27, 2001 [English | Spanish]
  • Communiqué on Visit of Marc Grossman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy Bogotá, August 27, 2001 [English | Spanish]
  • Statement on "U.S. Policy Support to the Government of Colombia," U.S. Embassy Bogotá, August 24, 2001 [English | Spanish]
  • Donation for Alternative Development Program in Putumayo, U.S. Embassy Bogotá, July 23, 2001 [Spanish]
  • Excerpt from DynCorp-State Department contract, posted to CorpWatch.com website May 23, 2001
  • [Español] Acuerdo de desembolso de recursos para programa de proteccion de derechos humanos, Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Colombia, 7 de mayo de 2001
  • [Español] Mención de las AUC en informe del Departamento de Estado Tendencias del terrorismo mundial, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 30 de abril de 2001
  • [Español] Donación del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. para entrenar sindicalistas y apoyar la sociedad civil en Colombia, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 12 de abril de 2001
  • [English | Español] U.S. Embassy Support for Work of the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia, U.S. Embassy in Colombia, April 11, 2001
  • State Department Washington File excerpt from budget request, April 9, 2001
  • [Español] EE.UU. aprobó ayuda de US$2,5 millones para menores ex combatientes, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 3 de abril de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Representante Jim Kolbe, Republicano del estado de Arizona, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 22 de marzo de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Senador Paul Wellstone, Demócrata del estado de Minnesota, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 22 de marzo de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Senador Bob Graham, Demócrata del estado de Florida, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 8 de marzo de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Senador Carl Levin, Demócrata del estado de Michigan, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 22 de febrero de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Representante Gene Taylor, Demócrata del estado de Mississippi, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 22 de febrero de 2001
  • [English | Español] U.S. embassy statement on violence in Barrancabermeja, Colombia, February 20, 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Senador John McCain, Republicano del estado de Arizona, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 16 de febrero de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Representante Mark Souder, Republicano del estado de Indiana, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 16 de febrero de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Representante James McGovern, Demócrata del estado de Massachussets, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 16 de febrero de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del Representante Curt Weldon, Republicano del Estado de Pennsylvania, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 25 de enero de 2001
  • [Español] Embajada de EE.UU. apoya lucha contra grupos paramilitares, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 22 de enero de 2001
  • [Español] Visita del General Peter Pace, Jefe del Comando Sur de EE.UU., Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 17 de enero de 2001
  • [Español] Visita de senadores de EE.UU. Richard Shelby, republicano de Alabama, Ernest Hollings, demócrata de Carolina del Sur, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 16 de enero de 2001
  • [Español] EE.UU. aplaude progreso en eliminación de drogas ilícitas en Colombia, Embajada de los EE.UU. en Colombia, 4 de enero de 2001
  • Press Release: USAID Announces $25 Million for Displaced Persons, September 28, 2000
  • Official delegation accompanying the President to Colombia, August 30, 2000
  • [English | Spanish] House of Representatives passes Bill Supporting Colombia's Drug Fight, U.S. Embassy to Colombia, March 30, 2000
  • "U.S. Aid to Colombia Will Benefit Both Countries, Says Panel," press release, State Department Washington File, March 13, 2000

Budget requests

Recurring reports

One-time reports

Government fact sheets
  • State Department Fact Sheet: Andean Counterdrug Initiative, July 6, 2005
  • State Department Fact Sheet: Q&A on Aerial Eradication Program in Colombia, March 24, 2003
  • State Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Fact Sheet: Environmental Consequences of the Illicit Coca Trade, March 17, 2003
  • U.S. Embassy Colombia: "Reported Human Health Effects from Glyphosate"
    • English executive summary [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
    • Resumen ejecutivo en Español [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
    • Informe final [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
    • Cuestionario [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
    • Anexos [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • State Department Fact Sheet: Country Program: Colombia
  • USAID Fact Sheet: Alternative Development, April 2, 2001
    • [Español] "Counter-fact sheet" from Ricardo Vargas of Acción Andina / Transnational Institute, April 18, 2002
  • State Department Fact Sheet: The Andean Regional Initiative, March 23, 2002
  • USAID - Colombia Report on Progress Toward Implementing Plan Colombia - Supported Activities, September 2001
  • State Department Fact Sheet: Civilian Contractors and U.S. Military Personnel Supporting Plan Colombia, May 22, 2001
  • [English | Español] State Department fact sheet on U.S. Policy Toward the Andean Region, May 17, 2001
  • Relevant excerpts from Fiscal Year 2002 International Affairs (Function 150) Budget Request, U.S. State Department, April 9, 2001
  • The Andes Under Siege: Environmental Consequences of the Drug Trade, U.S. State Department, April 2001 (external link)
  • State Department Fact Sheet: USAID Programs for Economic and Social Development in Colombia, March 13, 2001
  • U.S. Department of Justice fact sheet: Law Enforcement Projects Under Plan Colombia, March 12, 2001
  • State Department Fact Sheet: Plan Colombia and the Peace Process, February 2001
  • State Department Fact Sheet: The Social Side of U.S. Support of Plan Colombia, February 2001
  • State Department Fact Sheet: Human Rights and U.S. Support of Plan Colombia, February 2001
  • Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Bogota Fact Sheet: The Aerial Eradication Program in Colombia, February 2001
  • U.S. Embassy Bogota, Summary of Counternarcotics Operations in Putumayo, December 19, 2000-January 28, 2001
  • State Department fact sheet on Aerial Eradication of Illicit Crops, November 6, 2000
  • White House fact sheet on human rights and U.S. assistance for Plan Colombia, August 30, 2000
  • White House fact sheet on cooperation between the U.S. and Colombia, August 30, 2000
  • White House fact sheet on U.S.-Colombia counter-drug cooperation, August 30, 2000
  • White House fact sheet on USAID-Colombia Casas de Justicia Program, August 30, 2000
  • White House fact sheet on increased U.S. assistance for Colombia, August 4, 2000
  • Colombia, U.N. Discussing Anti-Coca Mycoherbicide Cooperation, Fact Sheet, U.S. State Department, July 18, 2000
  • Support for Colombia Illicit Crop Eradication Efforts, Fact Sheet, U.S. State Department Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, July 12, 2000
  • The Social Side of U.S. Support of Plan Colombia, Fact Sheet, U.S. State Department Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, July 12, 2000
  • U.S. Assistance to Plan Colombia, U.S. Embassy fact sheet, Bogota, Colombia, March 23, 2000
  • Foreign Policy Brief, House International Relations Committee Democratic Office, March 21, 2000
  • House Appropriations Committee Colombia Aid Proposal fact sheet, March 10, 2000
  • Summary document, January 11, 2000 (English | Spanish)
  • Summary document for Defense Department portion ($144 million)
  • White House fact sheet, January 11, 2000 (English | Spanish)
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