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Colombia's 'Oficina de Envigado' Allegedly Seeks Peace Negotiations

Colombia's 'Oficina de Envigado' Allegedly Seeks Peace Negotiations

Medellín-based crime syndicate the "Oficina de Envigado" is allegedly seeking to negotiate with the Colombian government, a questionable development that raises skepticism over the benefits of such a process given the group's fractured nature.  

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Oficina de Envigado

Oficina de Envigado

The inheritors of Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking empire in Colombia, the Oficina de Envigado is now a hodgepodge of smaller organizations that seeks alliances with street gangs to keep control of their territory and businesses that is in nearly constant flux. The Oficina de Envigado first arose as a faction of assassins established by Pablo Escobar in Envigado, a small municipality adjacent to Medellin, in the 1980s. The Oficina would evolve into a sizable, though conflicted, drug-running operation, drawing many of its leaders from former paramilitary blocs, while its lower ranks became filled with an endless pool of willing young men from the working-class neighborhoods of Medellin.

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