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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’s Last Guerrillas Escalate Battle to Control Cocaine Hub

An ongoing conflict between Colombia’s two last remaining guerrilla groups continues to escalate along the Colombia-Venezuela border, highlighting the region’s...
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Colombia’s Last Guerrillas Fight Over Cocaine Hub

On the same day that Colombia’s biggest guerrilla group, the ELN, resumed peace talks with the government, on 15 March reports emerged of a battle between the...
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Weekly InSight: Colombia’s ‘Invisibles’ – the New Generation of Drug Traffickers

InSight Crime's co-director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello dug into our latest report this week -- ‘The Invisibles’: Colombia’s new...
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The ‘Invisibles’: Colombia’s New Generation of Drug Traffickers

Drug trafficking has long embedded itself in Colombia’s civil conflict, hiding among, and subverting, the warring factions. Now as the civil conflict draws down,...
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Gustavo Aníbal Giraldo, alias ‘Pablito’

Gustavo Aníbal Giraldo Quinchía, alias “Pablito”, is a member of the ELN’s Central Command (Comando Central – COCE). He is one of the ELN’s most...
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Belligerent ELN Front Kills Five Colombian Soldiers Near Venezuela Border

A deadly ambush against Colombian soldiers blamed on the ELN shows the rebel group's internal divide around its ongoing peace negotiations, and is a reminder of its...
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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’s ELN Reportedly Distributing Venezuela Government Food on the Border

The ELN could be participating in the distribution of Venezuelan government food rations in states along the Colombian border, which may be an attempt by the...