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Capital city
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Location South America
Leader President of Colombia
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Incumbent: Juan Manuel Santos
Since 7 August 2010
Type nation state
Interest of Plan Colombia
Member of Global Counter Terrorism Forum
Colombia is an important state in the trafficking of cocaine to North America.

Colombia is a nation state in South America. It has been termed a US bridgehead in that continent.[citation needed]

Drug trafficking

Full article: Rated 4/5 Illegal drug trade

Plan Colombia was officially intended to decrease cocaine production and export to the US. On its announcement, Peter Dale Scott predicted that increased involvement of the US military would have an entirely converse effect. His prediction, that the amount of cocaine produced and exported would increase, proved correct.

Since 2002, the second largest provider of military aid and training (after the US) to Colombia has been the UK.[1]



2003 El Nogal Club bombing7 February 2003
Avianca Flight 20327 November 1989

Citizens of Colombia on Wikispooks

Virgilio Barco
Lauchlin Currie8 October 190223 December 1993
Laureano Gomez20 February 188913 July 1965
Enrique Gomez-Hurtado10 April 1927
Álvaro Gomez-Hurtado8 May 19192 November 1995
Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera27 August 1966
César Gaviria Trujillo31 March 1947