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Amid Concerns Over FARC Peace Deal, Ecuador Stops Hosting ELN Talks

With concerns mounting over the aftermath of Colombia's peace deal with the FARC rebels, Ecuador's government has announced it will no longer host negotiations...
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Colombia Ex-FARC Mafia Under Fire After Death of Kidnapped Journalists

Members of the ex-FARC mafia along the Colombia-Ecuador border are under heightened pressure from security forces in the wake of the killing of three Ecuadorean...
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Corruption Plagues Implementation of Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Funding for the implementation of Colombia's peace process with the FARC guerrilla group has come under increased scrutiny recently, with a series of accusations...
Jesús Santrich was set to take one of the FARC's seats in congress
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4 Troubling Takeaways From FARC Leader’s Arrest

The arrest of Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” has shaken the FARC party, tried the new peace courts, and implicated scores of other...
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Leaders Beset by Graft Scandals to Talk Corruption at Regional Summit

The 2018 Summit of the Americas will likely see many uncomfortable conversions between nervous politicians -- and perhaps a heavy dose of hypocrisy -- thanks to the...
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How Medellín’s Most Crime-Ridden Area Became a Top Tourist Destination

An area of Medellín once considered one of the most violent and crime-ridden places in Latin America is emerging as an attractive spot...
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Dire Outlook for Colombia Peace Process After FARC Leader’s Arrest

The bold arrest of one of the FARC’s top leaders on drug charges has shaken Colombia’s peace process, uncovered ties between a FARC politician and criminalized...
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The New War in Colombia’s Catatumbo

Sixteen months after the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group signed an agreement in Bogotá ending a half century of fighting, the promise of peace is...
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Colombia Arrests Air Traffic Controllers With Sinaloa Cartel Links

The recent arrest in Colombia of two veteran air traffic controllers linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has once again highlighted the key role played by corrupt...