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FARC Activities in Colombia Port Show Post-Conflict Challenges

FARC Activities in Colombia Port Show Post-Conflict Challenges

Colombian guerrillas allegedly held an illegal political meeting in the country's southwest, while authorities dismantled a local corruption ring, highlighting issues that will continue to plague the region in the post-conflict stage.

ELN Cocaine Seizure Points to Expanding Presence on Colombia's Pacific Coast

ELN Cocaine Seizure Points to Expanding Presence on Colombia's Pacific Coast

Authorities seized around 1.5 metric tons of cocaine linked to the ELN rebels in Colombia's Chocó department, the latest sign that the group is expanding by absorbing territory and dissidents of the demobilizing FARC guerrillas.

Colombia Prematurely Claims Victory in Fight for Former FARC Turf

Colombia Prematurely Claims Victory in Fight for Former FARC Turf

Colombia's Defense Minister has declared that the state has "already won" the battle to occupy the territories being left behind by the FARC guerrillas as the rebels demobilize. But the government looks more like the losing player in some areas, as heavily armed groups fight openly in strategic turf and, as InSight Crime investigations show, criminalized guerrilla factions are appearing all across the country.

FARC, Mafia, Politicians Among Odebrecht’s Alleged Colombia Connections

FARC, Mafia, Politicians Among Odebrecht’s Alleged Colombia Connections

Revelations that the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht financed Colombia's FARC rebels deepens the plot of an international corruption scandal, and raises questions about how Colombian authorities will handle the issue of criminal finances in the imminent future.

Colombia Braces for Impact of Returning Drug Traffickers and Paramilitaries

Colombia Braces for Impact of Returning Drug Traffickers and Paramilitaries

The release of Colombian underworld boss "Perra loca" from a US prison is adding to fears that a flood of recently freed drug lords and paramilitaries could have a violent impact on the country's already volatile criminal landscape.

Colombia Moves Against FARC Dissenters' Criminal Assets

Colombia Moves Against FARC Dissenters' Criminal Assets

Authorities in Colombia have seized close to $100 million in assets allegedly belonging to FARC dissidents, as the state begins the mammoth task of identifying and dismantling the vast illicit interests that are being taken over by criminalized guerrilla splinter groups.

Last FARC Rebels Reach Concentration Zones, But Questions Remain

Last FARC Rebels Reach Concentration Zones, But Questions Remain

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said the FARC guerrillas have completed their transition into special concentration zones, but questions remain about the number of insurgents still left in the field and how the next steps in the demobilization process will pan out. 

The possibility of ending nearly 50 years of civil conflict is in sight. While the vast majority of the Colombian public want to see peace, for themselves and especially for their children, the enemies of the peace negotiations appear to be strong, and the risks inherent in the peace process are high.