Countries with the largest number of active military personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019
Latin America: number of active military personnel 2019, by country
This statistic depicts the countries with the largest number of active military personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean as of 2019. Brazil led the ranking, with 334,500 soldiers, followed by Colombia, with 295,000.
Countries with the largest number of active military personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019
Number of personnel
Brazil334,500
Colombia295,000
Mexico277,000
Venezuela120,000
Peru90,000
Chile77,000
Argentina75,000
Dominican Republic55,000
Cuba50,000
Ecuador40,000
Bolivia35,000
Uruguay25,000
El Salvador25,000
Guatemala20,000
Honduras15,000
Nicaragua12,000
Paraguay10,500
Panama10,000
Suriname1,850
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

As of 2019

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide a date of publication. The publication date given is the date of access.

Latin America: number of active military personnel 2019, by country
This statistic depicts the countries with the largest number of active military personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean as of 2019. Brazil led the ranking, with 334,500 soldiers, followed by Colombia, with 295,000.
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