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Wavering of ELN Peace Talks Could Cause Further Criminalization

The increasing fragility of peace talks between the Colombian government and the country’s last remaining guerrilla group could see the rebels double down on...
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Who Controls Colombia’s Enduring Heroin Trade

Reports have emerged that guerrilla group the ELN has taken control of the heroin business in the south of Colombia, which, if confirmed, would represent a huge...
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Colombia President Duque’s 5 ‘Hot Potatoes’

Colombia's new President Iván Duque took office August 7 where he will have to face down an ever-evolving...
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ELN and EPL Conflict Intensifies at Colombia-Venezuela Border

A recent massacre that left eight people dead near the Colombia-Venezuela border shows how much the conflict has intensified between two armed groups battling for...
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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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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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Colombia and Venezuela: Criminal Siamese Twins   

Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine through Venezuela on its journey to US and European markets,...
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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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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...