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Criminal Governance Under Coronavirus: How Colombian Groups Seized the Day

The coronavirus pandemic sparked a shift in Colombia as criminal actors the nation over sought to profit from the sudden change in conditions, the refocusing of...
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Colombia-Mexico Links Alleged in Narco-Sub Caught in Pacific

Authorities say a submarine intercepted off Colombia's Pacific Coast was carrying more than a ton of cocaine bound for Mexico's Jalisco Cartel, though the details...
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How Colombia’s Lockdown Created Ideal Conditions for Child Recruitment

The systematic recruiting of minors continues to be a favorite strategy for non-state armed actors in Colombia to bolster their numbers, with the country’s...
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More Than Drug Trafficking Drives Violence in Colombia’s Nariño

The Colombian government has blamed drug trafficking for three massacres in the south of the country, but violence in the region is likely spurred by armed groups,...
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Arrests, Seizures Show Colombians Processing Cocaine in Europe

Authorities in the Netherlands are discovering more cocaine processing facilities, but the dismantling of the largest one to date, staffed by Colombian workers,...
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Uribe Arrest Portends More to Come from Colombia’s Justice System

The detention and investigation of former Colombia President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, a powerhouse in Colombian politics long alleged to have ties to paramilitary...
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Colombia VP Drops Criminal Complaint Against InSight Crime

Colombia’s Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez has withdrawn a criminal complaint alleging InSight Crime Co-director Jeremy McDermott defamed her character in a...
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Colombia Vice President Threatens InSight Crime with Criminal Charges

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office has notified InSight Crime Co-director Jeremy McDermott of criminal proceedings brought against him by Vice President Marta...
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Colombia’s Former FARC Fighters Abandon Reincorporation Camps

The relocation of entire communities of former FARC fighters and their families is becoming commonplace in Colombia, highlighting the government’s inability to...