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Guerrilla-Trained ‘Colectivo’ Threatens Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

A new pro-government Venezuelan militia or “colectivo" allegedly trained by Colombian rebels may have posted itself alongside security forces on the...
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Caparrapos Thriving in Colombia Due to Alliances With ELN, Ex-FARC Mafia

Having become one of the more visible criminal actors in Colombia due to their war with the Urabeños, the Caparrapos have been heavily targeted by authorities in...
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Ecuador Warned of Potential Cross-Border Attack by ELN

Ecuadorean security forces are on high alert after receiving reports Colombia’s ELN guerrillas are planning a cross-border attack, highlighting what has until now...
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ELN Car Bomb in Bogotá Takes Fight to Colombia’s Cities

By claiming responsibility for the car bomb attack that took place on January 17 in Bogotá, the ELN guerrilla group not only ensured...
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EPL Muscles in on El Naya Drug Corridor in West Colombia

The killing of four people in Jamundí, Valle del Cauca, may have been the EPL’s way of announcing its entrance to one of Colombia’s strategic drug corridors:...
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GameChangers 2018: The Criminal ‘Winners’ in Latin America

Which criminal structures have gained the most strength in Latin America in 2018? Three groups, all based in different nations, have engaged in aggressive...
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GameChangers 2018: As Opioids and Cocaine Boom, the Americas Wilt

While traditional criminal organizations have widened their portfolios dramatically in recent years, drug trafficking remains the most important earner in the...
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GameChangers 2018: Venezuelan Migration a New Gold Mine for Organized Crime

Turbulence reigned in 2018, but there was one constant: the flow of Venezuelans fleeing their country. The unceasing migration has left thousands of people...
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How Organized Crime Profits from Deforestation in Colombia

Two years after the signing of a peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC, Colombia’s forests are under siege and experiencing heightened levels...