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The ELN Gets Richer, Stronger in Southern Bolívar

The ELN has gained strength in a crucial drug trafficking region in the southern part of Colombia's Bolívar department -- confirming that they have benefited from...
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Uptick in Colombia Massacres Highlights Shifting Criminal Dynamics

A new United Nations report has revealed a scandalous increase in the number of massacres carried out in Colombia, revealing new criminal dynamics in strategic...
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Guerrilla Groups Largest Employers at Colombia-Venezuela Border: Report

Criminal groups from Colombia have become the major source of employment in Venezuelan villages across the border as they recruit victims of the...
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Neutralizing Criminal Groups Key in Guaidó Security Plan for Venezuela

The opposition leader and president of Venezuela’s National Assembly has launched his new security plan for a potential transition government, announcing a series...
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Venezuela Govt Claims Military Buildup at Colombian Border is to Combat Criminal Groups

Venezuela has positioned 17 military bases along its border with Colombia in an effort to address what security officials describe as multiple attacks...
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Colombia’s Remote Telembí Triangle Sees Gangs Shake Down Illegal Miners

Colombia’s southern department of Nariño is home to an extortion scheme, where two of the country’s largest criminal organizations, the ELN and the Urabeños,...
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Op-Ed: The ELN as a Colombo-Venezuelan Rebel Army

The ELN, Colombia’s last rebel army, has engaged in exponential growth over the last four years, both in Colombia and within Venezuela, and may now be described...
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Trails Along Colombia-Venezuela Border Are Criminal Enclaves

In the aftermath of the closure of the Colombia-Venezuela border, criminal groups have seized control of illegal trails, known as "trochas," that have become the...
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Op-Ed: Promoting the Formation of New Criminal Menace in Colombia?

There is now a clear and present criminal menace and national security threat taking shape, and the Colombian government may be encouraging its growth through its...