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Who Controls Colombia’s Enduring Heroin Trade

Reports have emerged that guerrilla group the ELN has taken control of the heroin business in the south of Colombia, which, if confirmed, would represent a huge...
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Shifting Ex-FARC Mafia Alliances Fuel Colombia Criminal Shakeup

The restructuring of Colombia's underworld in the wake of the demobilization of the FARC guerrillas continues apace, with cells of criminalized former fighters...
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Multi-Country Effort Sinks International Drug Trafficking Network

A joint operation between four Latin American countries dismantled a drug trafficking organization, demonstrating the success of regional cooperation policies in...
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Ecuador Bus Tragedy Reveals Innovative Tactics of Colombia Traffickers

A fatal bus crash in Ecuador has drawn attention to a new drug trafficking method devised by the ever more innovative networks emerging from Colombia’s rapidly...
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Colombia President Duque’s 5 ‘Hot Potatoes’

Colombia's new President Iván Duque took office August 7 where he will have to face down an ever-evolving...
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ELN and EPL Conflict Intensifies at Colombia-Venezuela Border

A recent massacre that left eight people dead near the Colombia-Venezuela border shows how much the conflict has intensified between two armed groups battling for...
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Colombia Ex-President Uribe Faces Preeminent Legal Battle

Colombia's former President Álvaro Uribe is facing an uncertain future after announcing his resignation from the Senate. Now his lawyers are trying to buy some...
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LatAm Deadliest Region for Environmental Defenders: Report

A new report says that the majority of killings of land and environmental leaders last year took place in Latin America, underscoring how shifting organized crime...
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The FARC’s Turbulent First Steps Into Colombia’s Congress

While Colombia celebrated its Independence Day, key members of the new FARC political party abandoned their seats in Congress and contemplated their military...