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InSight Map: Conflict and Colombia’s Gold Rush

A report from the New York Times published Friday examines the way that gold mining in northern Colombia, particularly the department of Antioquia, is providing an...
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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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Rebels, BACRIMs Ally in Northern Santander

Leftist guerrilla groups are allying with neo-paramilitary bands in Northern Santander, a state where these rival groups once battled fiercely for territory. These...
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RawFeed: Bishop Talks Truce Between Rival Colombian Gangs

The drug-trafficking bands competing for territory near the Colombia's Caribbean coast may be willing to negotiate their surrender to authorities, according to the...
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Police Surge in Cordoba After Student Killings

Colombian authorities have announced a renewed offensive in the coastal province of Cordoba, where drug-trafficking gangs are clashing over the control of key...
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Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias ‘Otoniel’

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias “Otoniel,” is the head of Colombia’s most powerful criminal group, the Urabeños, and the country’s most wanted man. But his...
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Juan de Dios Úsuga, alias ‘Giovanni’

Juan de Dios Usuga, alias "Giovanni," headed the Urabeños' military wing while the group was under the command of Daniel Rendon Herrera, alias "Don Mario."...
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Urabeños

The Urabeños, also known as the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces, are one of the most ambitious, ruthless and aggressively expansionist of Colombia's drug...
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Mapping Conflict Dynamics in Guajira, Colombia

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production...