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With Armed Strike in Colombia, ELN’s Warmongers Seek Upper Hand

When Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared an “armed strike” on the first anniversary of the official start of its peace negotiations with the...
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Colombia ‘Narco Junior’ Lived Double Life as Jet-Setter and Medellín Crime Boss: Authorities

Authorities in Colombia arrested the son of a late Medellín Cartel trafficker on charges that he held a leadership role within the crime group that succeeded Pablo...
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US Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Slash Latin America Security Aid

A new analysis suggests the US congress is poised to push back against President Donald Trump's proposals for massive cuts in security aid...
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Huge UK Cocaine Seizure on Private Jet Signals Traffickers’ Growing Boldness

A foiled attempt to smuggle half a metric ton of cocaine in a private jet from Colombia’s main international airport to the United Kingdom suggests crime groups...
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Mexican Cartels in Colombia: Setting up Shop or Seeking New Partners?

Colombian authorities have reported that Mexican cartels are attempting to establish themselves in the South American country. However, the presence of suspected...
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ELN Peace Talks Unraveling as Post-Ceasefire Violence Continues

In a sign of waning confidence in the negotiations that could lead to their unraveling, Colombia's government has suspended peace talks with the...
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Car Bomb a Hint that Colombia’s Guerrilla Tactics Spreading to Ecuador

Authorities are blaming FARC dissidents for a car bomb near the Colombia-Ecuador border, a sign that former rebels may be looking to expand their presence in this...
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Shifting Criminal Dynamics Signal Violent Future for Colombia-Venezuela Border

Venezuela’s continued spiral into economic, political and social crisis and the demobilization of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group have shifted criminal...
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Weekly InSight: GameChangers in Latin America Organized Crime in 2017

In our January 25 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed our annual GameChangers series, covering...