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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.

Colombia’s Urabeños May Be Divided but Not Conquered

Colombia’s Urabeños May Be Divided but Not Conquered

Information has surfaced on apparent frictions at the heart at one of the Western Hemisphere's most powerful drug trafficking organizations. But while its leaders may be divided, this group continues to be a serious threat as it expands across Colombia.

Colombia’s Urabeños Recruiting Dissidents from FARC Peace Process

Colombia’s Urabeños Recruiting Dissidents from FARC Peace Process

Recent reports warn that one of Colombia's biggest criminal groups may be recruiting dissident guerrilla fighters, another indication that new actors are moving in on criminal operations formerly controlled by the guerrillas.

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

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

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.

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.