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Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country on the northwestern coast of South America.
- "That photo was taken five years after Nick and I met, when I was at State Department in Bogotá."
- ―Alexander Pierce
Alexander Pierce was designated with the State Department in Bogotá, when a group of Colombian National Liberation Army members was able to take the United States embassy. Though security was able to take Pierce out safe and sound, the rebels managed to take hostages, including Pierce's daughter.
Nick Fury, deputy chief for the S.H.I.E.L.D. station in Bogotá, and whom Pierce met five years earlier, elaborated a plan to storm the building through the sewers and presented it to Pierce, who preferred to use the diplomatic path and negotiate the liberation of the hostages.
Fury ignored Pierce's direct order and carried out an unauthorized military operation on foreign soil. When the rebels, who did not intend to negotiate, put a kill order on the hostages and stormed the basement, they found it empty, as Fury had already taken the hostages out, saving the lives of a dozen political officers, including Pierce's daughter.
This particular incident made Pierce promote Fury to Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., but, on the other hand, made him realize that the path of diplomacy was useless, beginning to share HYDRA's goal of establishing a new world order.
Assassination of Alejandro Castillo
John Garrett sent Deathlok to the city of Bogotá with the assignment of killing Alejandro Castillo, Colombia's most notorious drug lord, even despite his known ties to HYDRA, intending to make the assassination publicly known to gather the attention of the United States Armed Forces and propose to them the sale of the Deathlok Soldiers.
Having arrived at Bogotá, Deathlok tracked Castillo and pursued him, letting witnesses even take a picture of him, smashing through several walls until he reached Castillo, killing him with a single punch that smashed his head.
In chronological order:
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (mentioned)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.