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Hector Restrepo, alias "Perra loca"

Colombia Braces for Impact of Returning Drug Traffickers and Paramilitaries

The release of Colombian underworld boss "Perra loca" from a US prison is adding to fears that a flood of recently freed drug lords and paramilitaries could have a...

Colombia’s Mirror: War and Drug Trafficking in the Prison System

Colombia's prisons are a reflection of the multiple conflicts that have plagued the country for the last half-century. Paramilitaries, guerrillas and drug...
Paramilitary fighter working with Colombian army troops in Operation Orion, 2002

Intl Court Condemns Colombia for Bloody 2002 Military Operation

An international court's condemnation of the Colombian state's role in an infamous military operation in the city of Medellín speaks to the failings of...
Colombia's peace agreement was narrowly rejected in a plebiscite

How Rejected FARC Peace Deal Compares to Earlier Paramilitary Pact

Following the narrow victory by those who opposed the peace deal between Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group, InSight Crime considers how it compares to...

Colombia Elites and Organized Crime: ‘Don Berna’

By the end of 1993, Pablo Escobar was cornered. The cocaine king -- known as "El Patrón" -- was running out of money and options. His top assassins were either...
Rodrigo Tovar Pupo, alias 'Jorge 40' (Getty Images)

Colombia Elites and Organized Crime: ‘Jorge 40’

Rodrigo Tovar Pupo never imagined it would come to this: dressed in an orange jumpsuit in a Washington DC courtroom and standing in front of a United States federal...

Court Ruling Stirs Controversy Over Colombia’s ‘Para-Economy’

A recent ruling by Colombia’s Justice and Peace Court that mentioned Postobón called for employees of the iconic soft drink company to be investigated for...

Colombia Seeks Probe Into Beverage Giant’s Alleged Paramilitary Links

A Colombian court is seeking to renew investigations into allegations the country's iconic beverage company Postobón colluded with paramilitary death squads,...
Modelo Prison, Bogota, Colombia

Colombia Investigates Over 100 Disappearances from Bogotá Prison

Prosecutors in Colombia believe over 100 people were murdered, dismembered and disappeared in a Bogotá prison between 1999 and 2001, in a macabre example of how...