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Report Breaks Down 15 Years of Bloodshed in Colombia's Murder Capital

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A new analysis of 15 years of homicide statistics in Colombia's most violent city, Cali, highlights the direct correlation between underworld evolutions and violence in the country.

Santos Recognizes Criminal Groups are Moving into FARC Areas

Santos Recognizes Criminal Groups are Moving into FARC Areas

Top officials in Colombia have recognized a phenomenon that has become increasingly apparent to observers of the FARC peace process: criminal groups are taking control of areas abandoned by the guerrillas.

Historic Colombia Kingpin 'Mi Sangre' Extradited to United States

Historic Colombia Kingpin 'Mi Sangre' Extradited to United States

Colombian kingpin "Mi Sangre" has been extradited from Argentina to the United States, closing a chapter in one of the most pivotal and turbulent periods in Colombia's organized crime history.

Colombian Crime Groups Export Loan Sharking to Peru

Colombian Crime Groups Export Loan Sharking to Peru

Authorities in Peru are warning about the involvement of Colombian crime groups in loan sharking, suggesting these organizations are expanding their participation in this activity outside of their home country.

The mad scramble for criminal power in the aftermath of the demobilization of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) is over. The Urabeños, or as they prefer to call themselves, the "Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia," have won.