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InSight Map: La Guajira – Dynamics of the Conflict

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production...
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La Guajira: Dynamics of the Conflict

La Guajira, the oft-forgotten, arid northeast corner of Colombia is one of Colombia’s most contentious and provides a window into the complexity of the current...
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Santos: FARC Commander ‘Ramirez’ “Apparently” Dead

Colombian President Manuel Santos said that Pablo Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez," a top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is...
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Colombian DAS Agents Implicated in Human Trafficking Network

Two agents of Colombia’s intelligence service (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, or DAS) stationed in the Valle de Cauca department were dismissed this...
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Rastrojos’ Assassin Captured

Colombian officials captured an alleged leader of the Rastrojos criminal gang, Ariel Osorio Garcia, alias ‘Pajaro,’ reports the Colombian newspaper La...
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Colombia to Extradite Suspect to Venezuela, not US

In an unprecedented gesture of diplomacy, Colombian officials have announced that an alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker arrested earlier this year will be...
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South American Drug Trafficking Organizations Increasingly Looking to Europe

In what amounts to a significant shift in distribution networks, South American gangs are increasingly buying used jets, loading them with cocaine and flying them...
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Colombian Military Kills 13 Insurgents in Major Blow to FARC’s Drug Operations

The Colombian daily El Tiempo reports that elements of the Colombian Army, Police and Air Force carried out a joint operation early Monday morning, killing...
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8 Insurgents Killed, FARC Control Threatened in Arauca

A clash between government forces and FARC guerrillas near the Venezuelan border left four soldiers and eight insurgents dead, reports the Colombian daily El...