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In Latest Blow to Urabeños, Colombia Government Takes Down ‘El Indio’

With the death of “El Indio,” the Urabeños’ third-in-command, Colombian security forces have dealt another blow to the most powerful drug trafficking...
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Medellín Exhibition Commemorates Violence, Resistance in Colombia

Medellín, Colombia is a city of paradoxes. Its multifacted nature is showcased in a powerful new exhibition that tells a story of local resistance to decades of...
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Colombia’s Last Guerrillas Escalate Battle to Control Cocaine Hub

An ongoing conflict between Colombia’s two last remaining guerrilla groups continues to escalate along the Colombia-Venezuela border, highlighting the region’s...
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Colombia Social Leaders Caught in Crossfire of Battle for Pacific Coast

Social leaders in Colombia are being killed at an alarming rate following the government's signing of a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group, highlighting how...
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Latin America Falls Short on Anti-Crime Efforts: US State Department

An annual US report on international drug trafficking suggests that Latin America continues to struggle with developing effective strategies to combat drug...
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Colombia’s Last Guerrillas Fight Over Cocaine Hub

On the same day that Colombia’s biggest guerrilla group, the ELN, resumed peace talks with the government, on 15 March reports emerged of a battle between the...
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Ex-FARC Mafia Boss Had Cocaine Network, Mexico Ties

The recent arrest of an ex-FARC criminal boss who controlled swathes of drug trafficking territory points to a key scenario in Colombia’s new criminal era:...
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Weekly InSight: Colombia’s ‘Invisibles’ – the New Generation of Drug Traffickers

InSight Crime's co-director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello dug into our latest report this week -- ‘The Invisibles’: Colombia’s new...
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The ‘Invisibles’: Colombia’s New Generation of Drug Traffickers

Drug trafficking has long embedded itself in Colombia’s civil conflict, hiding among, and subverting, the warring factions. Now as the civil conflict draws down,...