Colombia: June 22, 2005


The large amounts of drug money available to rebel groups makes the fighting in Colombia particularly nasty. For one thing, the rebels can afford to buy the latest weapons, as well as large quantities of more common stuff (M-16s and sniper rifles). But one of the scariest developments has been the increasing use of landmines by the rebels, to protect their camps, and terrorize local civilians. The army is trying to get more mine clearing gear from the United States. Landmines are supposed to be outlawed world wide, but rebel and criminal groups have no trouble getting them, and using them. Laws have little impact on outlaws. 


Article Archive

Colombia: Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close