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Colombia, Ecuador Boost Security Cooperation Amid Border Violence

The governments of Colombia and Ecuador have agreed to ramp up security cooperation along their shared border as criminal violence related to shifting underworld...
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Car Bomb a Hint that Colombia’s Guerrilla Tactics Spreading to Ecuador

Authorities are blaming FARC dissidents for a car bomb near the Colombia-Ecuador border, a sign that former rebels may be looking to expand their presence in this...
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Shifting Criminal Dynamics Signal Violent Future for Colombia-Venezuela Border

Venezuela’s continued spiral into economic, political and social crisis and the demobilization of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group have shifted criminal...
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GameChangers 2017: Is Colombia’s FARC Really Gone?

Has Colombia's FARC really left the country's criminal scene? Yes, and absolutely not. The rebel army is gone, and has become a political party. The FARC Mafia is...
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GameChangers 2017: Local Politics, Organized Crime’s New Power Base in Latin America

Reporting by InSight Crime in 2017 revealed how organized crime managed to infiltrate local politics in Latin America as well as the multiple ways in which criminal...
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Colombia’s FARC Confront Difficult Reality of Returning to Society

In a September 22 letter to Colombia’s UN Verification Mechanism, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC)...
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Colombia’s Peace Agreement With the FARC Survives First Year

A year after the signing of the FARC peace agreement, the Colombian government's efforts to end the conflict with the guerrilla group have...
Miraflores, Colombia
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Miraflores, Colombia: The Municipality Where Peace Never Arrived

Accessible by air and river, Miraflores is an island in the forests of southern Colombia that is home to thousands of hectares of illicit crops as well as the...
Political obstruction and lack of leadership has held back peace laws
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Time Running Out for Colombia Congress to Pass FARC Peace Legislation

Time is running out for Colombia's government to establish the legal framework for implementing a peace agreement with the now-former insurgents of the FARC...