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Wanted picture of alias "Otoniel"
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After Death of Number Two, Colombia’s Urabeños Offer to Surrender

The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia and leader of the powerful Urabeños has offered to surrender himself and his organization to authorities just days...
Second-in-command of the Urabeños, Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, alias "Gavilán"
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Second-in-Command of Colombia’s Urabeños Killed in Security Operation

A top commander of Colombia's most powerful crime group has been killed during a security operation, marking a new level of success for authorities while...
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InSide Colombia’s BACRIM: Murder

 Life of a Sicario Anatomy of a Hit  The BACRIM's control over territories such as the north Colombian region of Bajo Cauca comes at the point...
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InSide Colombia’s BACRIM: Power

 The Bajo Cauca Franchise BACRIM-Land Armed Power DynamicsThe BACRIM in places like the region of Bajo Cauca are a typical manifestation of...
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InSide Colombia’s BACRIM: Money

 Drugs Extortion Criminal Cash FlowsMillions of dollars in dirty money circulate constantly around Bajo Cauca, flowing upwards and outwards from a...
Colombia's government has set ambitious coca eradication goals
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Colombia’s New Crop Substitution Plan Facing Old Obstacles: Report

Colombia's government has declared an ambitious plan to eradicate 100,000 hectares of coca crops by the end of the year, but an analysis of the program so far casts...
Colombia’s Minister of Defense Luis Carlos Villegas and US Ambassador Kevin Whitaker in Necoclí
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Colombia Finally Gets Serious About Tackling the Urabeños

The Colombian government has made some discrete changes to its hunt for the country's most wanted criminal, changes that may well tip the scales in what has, for...
Operation Agamemnon has entered its second phase
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Colombia’s Largest-Ever Manhunt Hasn’t Caught Its Top Target. Here’s Why.

Colombia's dense jungle on the Caribbean coast is the heartland of the Urabeños, one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the Americas. This is where its...
An Indugel explosives seizure
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Inside Colombia’s Multimillion-Dollar Black Market Explosives Trade

Colombia's flourishing illegal gold mining business requires explosives, many of which are sourced illicitly. This essential yet overlooked trade has opened the...