Coca production remains one of Colombia’s major issues as 2016 was a record year for production of coca and the trend does not show signs of reversal. The U.S. Government has long pushed aggressive counter-narcotics strategies such as aerial spraying and forced eradication of coca.
The U.S. Administration’s focus for INL projects in Colombia will mainly be focused on eradicating coca crops. U.S. aid to Colombia will be $391.2 million in 2018 and $265.4 million in 2019. Main projects of INL’s assistance to Colombia include:
- Support to the aviation units of the Colombian National Police and Army
- Strengthening the capabilities of the Colombian National Police
- New technologies for eradication and interdiction
- Monitoring, verification and eradication of reseeding
This report details the U.S. INL funding for Colombia in the federal budget, specifically the project-by-project breakdown and priority projects within the budget