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Colombia Appoints Prosecutor for Urabeños Surrender

Colombia Appoints Prosecutor for Urabeños Surrender

Colombia's Attorney General's office has appointed a special prosecutor to lead exploratory talks over the proposed demobilization of Urabeños, the clearest sign yet that the government is seriously considering a negotiated exit for the country's biggest criminal group. Read More

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Urabeños

The Urabeños, also known as the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces, are one of the most ambitious, ruthless and aggressively expansionist of Colombia's drug trafficking organizations. One of a number of groups made up of former mid-level paramilitary leaders, they have caused homicide rates to skyrocket wherever they have appeared.

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