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Colombia Government Rejection May Cement End of ELN Peace Talks

The government of Colombia has rejected the appointment of a top ELN commander as a delegate in peace talks and has ordered his capture — a move that likely...
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ELN Now Present in Half of Venezuela

Recent ELN attacks against the Venezuela military in the state of Amazonas and civilian miners in the state of Bolívar reflect the Colombian guerrilla group’s...
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Mining Massacre Signals ELN Expansion Into Venezuela

The recent massacre of seven people in one of Venezuela’s mining regions may confirm that the Colombia guerrilla group ELN is expanding its criminal activities...
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Colombia’s ELN, Ex-FARC Mafia Recruiting Hungry Venezuela Migrants

Reports that criminal groups in Colombia are increasingly recruiting migrants from Venezuela shows how these armed actors are taking advantage of those fleeing...
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Attacks on Multinationals in Colombia: Signs of New Criminal Era

A series of attacks on multinational companies operating in Colombia could indicate that armed groups are shedding discipline for increased criminal gains, in a new...
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Colombia Cocaine Production Breaks New Record Levels: UNODC Report

Cocaine production in Colombia broke new records in 2017, ushering in a new era of criminal violence among the many armed actors vying to control the lucrative...
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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...