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Murder of Ex-FARC Casts More Shadows on Colombia's Peace

Murder of Ex-FARC Casts More Shadows on Colombia's Peace

A former FARC guerrilla has been murdered in Colombia's embattled southwest department of Nariño, a reminder of the political and criminal risks faced by the former combatants as they demobilize and the country struggles to transition towards peace.

Large Colombia Cocaine Seizure Points to Urabeños Strength

Large Colombia Cocaine Seizure Points to Urabeños Strength

Authorities in Colombia seized a multi-ton cocaine shipment belonging to Colombia's most powerful crime group, showing that despite divisions within its leadership, the criminal organization remains a major force in the drug trade.*

Colombian Criminal Arrest Reminder of Dissolved Cartel’s Influence

Colombian Criminal Arrest Reminder of Dissolved Cartel’s Influence

Authorities arrested a former leader of a now dissolved Colombian drug trafficking organization, a sign that the group's legacy in the country's underworld lives on. 

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.

Violent History Repeats Itself in Colombia’s Strategic Chocó Department

Violent History Repeats Itself in Colombia’s Strategic Chocó Department

The ELN has denied responsibility for the killing of five civilians in the Colombian department of Chocó. The latest violence shows the zone's valuable strategic position and highly lucrative criminal economies are worth fighting over by criminal groups following the demobilization of the FARC.

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.