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FARC Step Up Offensive in Arauca

In the most serious attack yet this year by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC), at least 29 soldiers...
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On Colombian Border, Chavez Joins Forces With Opposition to Fight Crime

In an unprecedented display of non-partisanship, President Hugo Chavez’s government is teaming up with opposition political officials in the Venezuelan border...
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Video Shows FARC’s Homemade, Deadly Mortars

A video shows Colombian guerrillas testing a homemade bazooka, using 80mm mortar rounds, providing visual evidence of the rebels' capacity to produce cheap and...
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Cop Arrested For Smuggling 103 Kilos of Cocaine

A high-ranking police commander in Colombia was arrested Thursday with over 100 kilos of cocaine hidden in his car. Police corruption has a long and troubled...
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Colombia and Venezuela: A Shift in Security Cooperation?

Venezuela and Colombia are seeking to increase security cooperation, which could have profound consequences for organized crime in the...
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Police: BACRIMs Main Threat to Colombian Security

The head of the Colombian National Police, General Oscar Naranjo, declared this week that the biggest threat to national security is now the activities of what the...
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Murder in Colombia: Reduction and Shift into the Cities

Colombia insists that murders hit an historic low in 2010, evidence that the security policy is working and that the rebels and organized crime syndicates are being...
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Narco-pigeons and Other Jail-breakers

Normally, when we talk about birds, we would be referring to an alias ("el pajaro") or a paramilitary group (the famous "pajaros" in Colombia from the 1950s who...
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Police Surge in Cordoba After Student Killings

Colombian authorities have announced a renewed offensive in the coastal province of Cordoba, where drug-trafficking gangs are clashing over the control of key...