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Caparrapos Thriving in Colombia Due to Alliances With ELN, Ex-FARC Mafia

Having become one of the more visible criminal actors in Colombia due to their war with the Urabeños, the Caparrapos have been heavily targeted by authorities in...
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GameChangers 2018: As Opioids and Cocaine Boom, the Americas Wilt

While traditional criminal organizations have widened their portfolios dramatically in recent years, drug trafficking remains the most important earner in the...
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Women, Youth Primed for Gang Recruitment in Venezuela

A new report from a Venezuela non-governmental organization working on migration issues shows that Colombia's criminal groups have been recruiting Venezuelans into...
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The Steady Downfall of Colombia’s Most Powerful Drug Organization

Rocked by government assaults, internal dissent and a leader publicly looking to abandon ship, the Urabeños are facing a dire outlook, one that promises a violent...
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Attacks on Multinationals in Colombia: Signs of New Criminal Era

A series of attacks on multinational companies operating in Colombia could indicate that armed groups are shedding discipline for increased criminal gains, in a new...
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Colombia Law Letting Crime Groups Surrender May Be Too Little Too Late

A new law in Colombia allowing for the collective surrender of criminal groups may have little success, since the country’s fragmented underworld doesn't...
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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...
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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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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,...