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Weekly InSight: The Ex-FARC Dilemma – Split Between Politics and (Another) War

In our July 19 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Investigator Angela Olaya discussed the ex guerrillas' new political party's...
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Medellín, Colombia’s Comuna 13 Sees Resurgence of Violence

Nightly clashes between criminal gangs and a questionable police operation have engulfed one of Colombia’s most famous neighborhoods, with residents fearing a...
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Arrest of Major FARC Dissident Casts Doubt on Colombia Peace Accords

The arrest of a powerful FARC dissident in Colombia illustrates how intensifying criminalization of ex-guerrilla may prevent the government from fully implementing...
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More Cocaine Leaving Ecuador Shows Flaws in Anti-Drug Strategies

The growing role of Guayaquil, Ecuador as a hub for international cocaine trafficking reflects the changing dynamics of the Colombia-Ecuador drug trade, and shows...
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Weekly InSight: The Capture of Colombia’s ‘Rambo’

In our July 5 Facebook Live session, Spanish editor Ronna Rísquez and Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya discussed the recent arrest of the FARC dissident known by...
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UN Report Calls for New Strategies to Curb Growing Global Drug Market

A new report from the United Nations says global cocaine and opium production are at an all-time high, and joins other international bodies in calling for more...
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Colombia Coca Production Hits New Record High, US Figures Say

US estimates of coca production in Colombia show the Andean nation has set a new record for the amount of the drug-producing crop under cultivation, confirming a...
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EPL Urban Militia Sows Fear in Colombia-Venezuela Border Communities

The demobilization of Colombia's main guerrilla group, the FARC, has left a criminal power vacuum along the country's eastern border with Venezuela, where a war for...
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How Narcos Use World Cup Mania to Smuggle Cocaine

The use of World Cup merchandise to smuggle cocaine around the world points to a longstanding relationship between drug trafficking and soccer, one of the world’s...