The International Dimension
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Colombia was the only Latin American nation to contribute troops to the UN action in Korea. While the Laureano Gomez government may have been motivated by support of the international organization, the sending of troops also reflected the very close relationship that Colombia had developed with the United States. The Colombian elite responded, and the country was the first in the Americas to produce a comprehensive plan, a prerequisite for Alliance for Progress assistance. The basic premise of the Contadora process was that Latin American leaders could understand and help solve the problems of other Latin American countries better than outsiders, including the United States (US) government. Colombian cooperation with the US government in narcotics matters continued during the Betancur and Barco administrations. Despite Betancur's goal of nonalignment in foreign policy, extradition of Colombian drug dealers to the United States continued.