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ELN Now Present in Half of Venezuela

Recent ELN attacks against the Venezuela military in the state of Amazonas and civilian miners in the state of Bolívar reflect the Colombian guerrilla group’s...
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LatAm Crime Groups Adapting to Meet Growing US Drug Demand

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, with a record number of overdose deaths, crime groups in Latin America have taken advantage of the...
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Rastrojos Demonstrate Power with Attack on Venezuela Military Base

A recent attack by Colombian criminal group, Los Rastrojos, on a military base in Venezuela confirms that the group is gathering strength in the country and will...
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Colombia Authorities in the Dark With New Anti-Drug Proposals

Colombia’s newly announced proposals to disrupt drug production by cutting access to power sources and alkaloids to rural areas might sound innovative on paper...
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Venezuela Govt. Controls Spur Cattle Smuggling Into Colombia

A growth in cattle smuggling from Venezuela to Colombia with participation from criminal organizations could be the result of heavy-handed controls that the...
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Impunity Persists in LatAm Cases of Murdered Journalists

A new report says that authorities in Latin America continue to struggle in prosecuting cases of murdered journalists, suggesting an unwillingness to adequately...
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Human Trafficking in Colombia Increasingly Targets Venezuelan Migrants

Three separate human trafficking networks that targeted Venezuelans were dismantled in less than a week in Colombia, showing how the increasing forced migration of...
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Global Drug Policy, A Decade of Failure: Report

A new report says that global drug policy over the last decade has failed demonstrably in curbing illegal drug markets or reducing drug production, underscoring the...
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3 Obstacles for Transitional Justice in Colombia

A transitional justice system formed after the signing of a historic peace agreement with Colombia’s FARC rebels to try former fighters for crimes committed...