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Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern Colombia department of Nariño, after an alleged confrontation...
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Colombia’s Peace Agreement With the FARC Survives First Year

A year after the signing of the FARC peace agreement, the Colombian government's efforts to end the conflict with the guerrilla group have...
Miraflores, Colombia
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Miraflores, Colombia: The Municipality Where Peace Never Arrived

Accessible by air and river, Miraflores is an island in the forests of southern Colombia that is home to thousands of hectares of illicit crops as well as the...
Colombian security forces next to the 12 tons of cocaine seized
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Massive Colombia Cocaine Seizure Shows Signs of Underworld Shake-Up

Colombia's largest cocaine seizure in over a decade is a blow to the Urabeños criminal group and illustrates the impact of the government's crackdown on the group,...
Guerrilla fighters of the ELN group
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Is Colombia’s Ceasefire With the ELN at Risk of Crumbling in Chocó?

Warnings that Colombia's bilateral ceasefire with the ELN guerrilla group could crumble because of violence in a criminal hotbed could be exaggerated, but the peace...
Political obstruction and lack of leadership has held back peace laws
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Time Running Out for Colombia Congress to Pass FARC Peace Legislation

Time is running out for Colombia's government to establish the legal framework for implementing a peace agreement with the now-former insurgents of the FARC...
Colombia says it will spend $315 million in four years on its anti-coca policy
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Colombia, UNODC Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement on Coca Policy

Colombia and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) signed an agreement to cooperate on the Andean nation's coca reduction strategy. But the plan's...
Alias "Camilo"
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Tell-All Interview Exposes Details of Colombia’s Cocaine Trade

A Colombian drug trafficker offered juicy details on his work during a remarkable interview that provides a panoramic view of Colombia's drug trade....
In Nariño, honest work is at a premium
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New Plan for Tumaco, Colombia Is Just Old Plan Repackaged

Surrounded by several of his ministers, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced October 21 that "9,000 police and military" would fight against drug...