Plan Colombia

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Plan Colombia, the Pastrana government's anti-drug initiative that has over a billion dollars in mostly military support from the United States, is considered by many political analysts and civil society representatives as a plan to fight Colombia's guerrilla organisations. [1]

QUITO, Jan 21, 2001(IPS)[2] - Native peoples from nine countries of Latin America and the Caribbean drew up strategies and issued declarations against the anti-drug Plan Colombia, the Colombian civil war and against petroleum and mining activities on their lands, during a weekend meet in the Ecuadorian capital.

The indigenous delegates issued a declaration rejecting the implemention of Plan Colombia, the anti-narcotics fight launched by the Andrés Pastrana government with international assistance, within their lands, "because of its environmental, social, cultural and economic effects, and particularly because it is a violation of human rights."

The participants in the meeting - from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela - are members of the Coordinating Body for the Indigenous Peoples' Organisations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), which held its annual conference here Saturday and Sunday.

The Center for International Policy's Colombia Program has an extensive review of the US' operations and policies in Colombia.

There appears to be a Bolivian equivalent named Plan Dignity [3] or Plan Dignidad [4]:

See also Is the War on Drugs Bringing "Dignity" to Bolivia? by George Ann Potter.

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