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Colombia Authorities ‘Narrow In’ on Urabeños Leader With Latest Arrest

Authorities in Colombia have captured one of the last remaining leaders of the Urabeños, a devastating blow to the country’s most powerful drug trafficking...
Colombia presidential candidates 2018
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How Will Colombia’s Next President Fight Organized Crime?

Colombia’s presidential election, scheduled for May 27, comes at a critical time in the country’s history. The peace process with the FARC is...
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Colombia and Venezuela: Criminal Siamese Twins   

Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine through Venezuela on its journey to US and European markets,...
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As Medellín Violence Spikes, Security Force Response Raises Worries

Authorities in Colombia are responding to a recent wave of violence in Medellín with large-scale security force occupations and targeted arrests of crime bosses,...
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Coca, Cocaine and Guerrillas: Capturing the ‘Lost War’

Photographer Carlos Villalon has captured the cocaine trade, the most infamous value chain on the planet, from its tiny seeds to its bloodiest...
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Amid Colombia Peace Deal Shake-Up, Second FARC Leader Targeted: Report

Following the explosive revelation of US drug charges against a guerrilla fighter turned politician in Colombia, another former rebel is reportedly under...
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Weekly InSight: Arrests, Controversy Threaten Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

In our April 26 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya and Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez discussed the events that have been jeopardizing the...
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After Working With CIA, Old-School ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Face US Justice

A US court handed down an 11-year sentence to a former "cocaine cowboy" whose brother is currently fighting deportation from the United States. Both men worked...
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FARC Leader Turns Back on Congress, Further Jeopardizing Peace

The announcement by a FARC party heavyweight that he would not take a senatorial seat he was offered as part of a 2016-peace agreement may further jeopardize an...