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FARC Recruiting More Foreigners

Colombian rebels appear to be increasing their recruitment of foreign nationals after an Ecuadorean was captured and a Panamanian surrendered to...
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Land Reform a Threat to Criminal Interests in Colombia

Last weekend police found the bodies of three land reform activists in the central department of Tolima, Colombia. The victims, who were killed at gunpoint, were...
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FARC Run ‘Marijuana Cartel’

The rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have become the principal dealers of marijuana in the country, diversifying from cocaine, according...
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Colombia Extradites ‘Amphetamine Queen’

Beatriz Elena Henao became the first person extradited from Colombia to the United States on drug trafficking charges in...
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Colombia’s Top 2 Security Priorities in 2011

The two major security challenges facing the Colombian government is rising urban crime rates and the resurgence of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...
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Alfonso Cano: FARC to ‘Double’ Actions in 2011

In a thirteen minute video message posted on Youtube, the supreme commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias...
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Three Bombs in Colombian City as Rebels Increase Extortion

Another bomb, the third in a week, exploded outside the offices of a wealthy rancher in the city of Neiva in the southern department of Huila, a stronghold of the...
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Prisoners Schemed to Kidnap Lula’s Son: Colombian Trafficker

A Colombian drug trafficker told Brazilian police of a plan to kidnap former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's...
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10,000 Animals Rescued in Interpol Operation in Colombia

In a two-month operation with Interpol, Colombian police rescued 10,000 animals as part of an offensive against eco traffickers in the...