Bolivia - The government of Bolivia has acknowledged that children as young as 14 may have been forcibly conscripted into the armed forces during recruitment sweeps. About 40% of the Bolivian army is believed to be under the age of 18, with half of those below the age of 16.
Colombia - Between 11 000 and 14 000 children are estimated to be involved with left-wing guerrilla groups and right-wing paramilitaries in Colombia. According to Human Rights Watch, "Approximately 80 percent of child combatants in Colombia belong to one of the two left-wing guerrilla groups, the FARC or ELN. The remainder fights in paramilitary ranks."
Cuba - Members from both sexes are conscripted at age 17 to serve two years in the armed forces (mainly the paramilitary Youth Labor Army).
Haiti - In Haiti an unknown number of children participate in various loosely-organized armed groups that are engaged in political violence.