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Ecuador Warned of Potential Cross-Border Attack by ELN

Ecuadorean security forces are on high alert after receiving reports Colombia’s ELN guerrillas are planning a cross-border attack, highlighting what has until now...
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Colombia Cocaine Boom Likely Behind Rising European Port Seizures

Cocaine seizures at two of Europe’s biggest and busiest ports jumped by more than a quarter over the last year, underscoring the impact that the increase in...
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ELN Car Bomb in Bogotá Takes Fight to Colombia’s Cities

By claiming responsibility for the car bomb attack that took place on January 17 in Bogotá, the ELN guerrilla group not only ensured...
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EPL Muscles in on El Naya Drug Corridor in West Colombia

The killing of four people in Jamundí, Valle del Cauca, may have been the EPL’s way of announcing its entrance to one of Colombia’s strategic drug corridors:...
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InSight Crime’s 2018 Homicide Round-Up

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and...
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Walter Patricio Arizala, alias “Guacho”

Walter Patricio Arizala, alias “Guacho,” was one of the most wanted criminals in both Colombia and Ecuador, after military forces made him a priority target....
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Shadow Tourism Industry Smuggles Migrants from Venezuela to Colombia

Tourism agencies and taxi cooperatives are the newest fronts being used to hide migrants smuggling at the border between Venezuela and Colombia, a business that...
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GameChangers 2018: As Opioids and Cocaine Boom, the Americas Wilt

While traditional criminal organizations have widened their portfolios dramatically in recent years, drug trafficking remains the most important earner in the...
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GameChangers 2018: Venezuelan Migration a New Gold Mine for Organized Crime

Turbulence reigned in 2018, but there was one constant: the flow of Venezuelans fleeing their country. The unceasing migration has left thousands of people...