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How Narcos Use World Cup Mania to Smuggle Cocaine

The use of World Cup merchandise to smuggle cocaine around the world points to a longstanding relationship between drug trafficking and soccer, one of the world’s...
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Colombia Law Letting Crime Groups Surrender May Be Too Little Too Late

A new law in Colombia allowing for the collective surrender of criminal groups may have little success, since the country’s fragmented underworld doesn't...
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5 Organized Crime Challenges for Colombia President-Elect Duque

The election of conservative Iván Duque as Colombia's next president has raised questions on how the country will tackle some of the many challenges it faces...
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Is a FARC Dissident War Looming in Colombia’s Naya Region?

The disappearance and murder of four people and a number of cases of mass forced displacement and confinement, have drawn the government’s attention to the...
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Weekly InSight: Widow, Son Keep Pablo Escobar’s Criminal Legacy Alive

In our June 7 Facebook Live session, Investigator Sergio Saffon and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón analyzed the criminal legacy of Pablo Escobar and the...
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As Peace Talks Flail, Colombia’s ELN Seeks ‘Liberation or Death’

Peace negotiations between Colombia's government and the ELN rebel group have reached their most precarious moment since they began. InSight Crime spoke with ELN...
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‘Jesús Santrich’ Case at the Epicenter of Colombia’s Peace Process

Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is the name on everyone’s lips, the cornerstone of Colombia’s rocky peace...
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US Helps Colombia Arrest Longtime Medellín Underworld Figure ‘Popeye’

Authorities in Colombia have arrested a former hitman for Pablo Escobar and the notorious Medellín Cartel, underscoring how the Andean nation continues to take...
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Former FARC Combatant Killings Could Fuel More Dissidence

Colombian officials have released new estimates of the number of former guerrillas murdered since peace accord implementation began, highlighting the government’s...