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Cables Highlight Panama’s Weakness While FARC Threaten Border

A series of WikiLeaks cables paints a grim picture of Panama’s capacity to respond to the increasingly aggressive FARC rebels, who have found refuge in the swamps...
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Head of the Once-Mighty Machos Surrenders

The leader of the decimated Machos, a group once responsible for shipping hundreds of tons of cocaine to the US, has surrendered, while his bitter rivals, the...
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Colombia Praises Venezuela’s Efforts To Remove FARC

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos told Television Española that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Revolucionarias Armadas de Colombia -...
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FARC’s ‘Doctor’ Asserts Command in East Colombia

Colombian police claim to have arrested the FARC guerrilla responsible for finances and drug smuggling operations across the country’s Eastern Plains and into...
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FARC Turn to War of Militias

An article in Cali’s El Pais looks at how the FARC are increasingly using militia networks, rather than full-time regular guerrilla units, to launch attacks on the...
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Chiquita’s Paramilitary Payoffs Detailed in Trove of Declassified Documents

Confidential internal memos from Chiquita Brands International reveal that the banana giant benefited from its payments to Colombian paramilitary and guerrilla...
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Beyond BACRIM, Urabeños Set Sights Higher

Juan de Dios Usuga, alias “Giovanni,” has seen all sides of Colombia's conflict, as guerrilla, paramilitary, and now head of one of the country's most powerful...
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InSight Map: Landmines, Favored Tactic of the FARC

Colombia is the nation second most affected by landmines, just after Afghanistan. Mines are a low-cost, high-impact weapon that have become vital for the offensive...
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Mafia War Feared in Cali, as Rastrojos Face New Competition

A spike of killings in Cali is raising concern that the city is descending into a new spiral of mafia-related violence. There are signs that the most powerful...