/

Colombia’s Remote Telembí Triangle Sees Gangs Shake Down Illegal Miners

Colombia’s southern department of Nariño is home to an extortion scheme, where two of the country’s largest criminal organizations, the ELN and the Urabeños,...
/

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...
/

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...
/

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...
/

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...
/

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...
/

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...
/

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...
/

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...