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Renacer Arrest Points to Splintering of Colombia Drug Trade

Colombia captured a top commander of one of the country's smaller drug-trafficking groups, Renacer (Rebirth). The existence of these minor paramilitary successor...
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Colombian Drug Boss Arrested in Ecuador

Ecuador has arrested a Colombian drug lord from a little known but very rich gang, Cordillera. Loosely translated as the "Mountain Range," the gang is dedicated...
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Link between Sinaloa Cartel and Colombia Arrested

The arrest of an intermediary between the Sinaloa Cartel and Colombia's Rastrojos and the FARC, sheds light on the extensive business connections between Mexico and...
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Head of the Once-Mighty Machos Surrenders

The leader of the decimated Machos, a group once responsible for shipping hundreds of tons of cocaine to the US, has surrendered, while his bitter rivals, the...
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Mafia War Feared in Cali, as Rastrojos Face New Competition

A spike of killings in Cali is raising concern that the city is descending into a new spiral of mafia-related violence. There are signs that the most powerful...
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Cauca Region Emerges as Potential Powder Keg in Colombia

Now identified as the principal national security threat, two of Colombia's most powerful emerging criminal bands (BACRIMs), are gearing up for a major...
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RawFeed: The Evolution of the Drug Submarine

Following the discovery in February of Colombia’s first fully submersible “narco-submarine,” built by drug cartels to ship cocaine through the Pacific to the...
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InSight: Colombia’s Land Reform Plan Targets Trouble Spots

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has been widely praised for his grand plan to return swathes of land to the country’s massive population of internal...
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RawFeed: WikiLeaks Casts Old Light on New Problem

WikiLeaks is a curious, multilayered beast. On the surface, the diplomatic cables reveal "secrets." But perhaps more importantly, they give us context and meaning...