Colombia in figures

Colombia registered on April 5, 2021, the alarming number of 10190 new cases of covid-19 and 199 deaths to reach a total of 64293. Colombia ranks 11th in deaths from Covid-19. Additionally, Plan Colombia is activated in the country, a bilateral agreement that was signed in 1999 between Andrés Pastrana and Bill Clinton whose three objectives: to generate a social and economic revitalization, to end the armed conflict and to create an anti-drug strategy, are achieved, but in Wrong Way.

On April 2 and 4, in the village of La Esmeralda, Huila and in the La Esmeralda neighborhood of Circasia, Quindío, 3 and 4 people were killed respectively. These are the 24th and 25th massacres so far this year. The Institute for Development and Peace Studies reported that in the first quarter of 2021 there were 23 massacres that left a balance of 84 murdered. In 2020 there were 76 massacres with 292 people killed, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Colombia is the second country with the highest level of inequality in Latin America, measured using the Gini coefficient (0.538). At the end of 2019, Colombia continued to register the highest number of internally displaced people, with close to eight million according to government statistics. On February 22, 2021, the British media Financial Times reported that in Colombia "more coca is produced than in the time of Pablo Escobar." In 2017, the UN announced that Colombia produces about 70% of the world's cocaine, making it the largest drug producer. The number of overdose deaths surpassed 70.000, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drug Report released on June 26, 2020.

In 2009, under the governments of Álvaro Uribe Vélez and Barack Obama, the United States installed seven military bases in Colombia and increased the number of military missions, as well as joint exercises between both nations that have focused their war game on Venezuela as a potential enemy, especially since Bolívar's homeland ranks fourth in drug seizures and the dismantling of laboratories. On August 16, 2009, President Hugo Chávez rightly spoke about the true objective of this plan: “The Colombian economy today depends to a great extent on the production and distribution of narcotics and especially all that is done by Colombia to supply the large consumer. world that is called the United States ”.

 

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