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Colombia's Peace Talks and the Urabeños' Exit Strategy

Colombia's Peace Talks and the Urabeños' Exit Strategy

News that the captured "political chief" of the Urabeños had been seeking a peace process with the Colombian government is the latest sign that Colombia's leading criminal network is planning a negotiated exit strategy. But with only the thinnest of political facades covering their criminal activities, will the government entertain such an idea? Read More

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Urabeños

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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