US Forces Invade Colombia 1901

Uninvited and undocumented US forces landed in Colombia on November 20, 1901, and remained until December 4.  The US forces were “protecting American property” in the Isthmus of Panama, which was then part of the Colombian nation.  The troops kept the railway transit lines open during “serious revolutionary disturbances”.  (Image from Library of Congress collection, political cartoon of business interests dictating to Uncle Sam.)

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