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Illegal Mining May Collapse Colombia’s Cerro Mono Ecosystem

Colombian authorities have discovered that an important water resource is under threat from illegal mining in a rural area of Cúcuta, revealing that the region is...
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Crop Eradication vs. Substitution Doubts Crippling Colombia Rural Communities

Colombia’s voluntary crop substitution program has seen almost 35,000 hectares of coca crops destroyed in just eight months, according to the United Nations...
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Op-Ed: Promoting the Formation of New Criminal Menace in Colombia?

There is now a clear and present criminal menace and national security threat taking shape, and the Colombian government may be encouraging its growth through its...
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Arrest of ELN Arms Dealer in Colombia Reveals Global Network

The detention of a powerful Colombian arms dealer accused of supplying weapons to the ELN has revealed the details of an intricate international arms trade...
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Glyphosate Alone Won’t Fix Colombia’s Complex Coca Woes

Colombia’s Constitutional Court is debating lifting a judicial ban on the spraying of glyphosate during the controversial aerial fumigation of illicit coca crops,...
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Costa Rica’s Port of Limón Feeds European Cocaine Pipeline

A remote port along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica has long seen shipments of bananas and pineapples conceal another product: cocaine. Now that the Moín port,...
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Battles Between Former FARC Groups Displace Hundreds in Colombia

Hundreds of citizens in a key drug trafficking region of southern Colombia have been forced to flee their homes amid increased fighting between rival criminal...
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Past Extrajudicial Murders Haunt Colombia’s Military Command

The presence of several generals accused of being involved in extrajudicial killings within Colombia’s military command has raised concerns that President Iván...
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Ecuador Arms Trafficking Ring More Complex Than Previously Thought

Organized crime structures are known to be moving entire arsenals from Peru into Ecuador and on to armed groups within Colombia. However, the full details about the...