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Colombia ERPAC Handover Exposes Holes in Process

A mass paramilitary surrender resulted in just 21 arrests this weekend in Colombia. The rest of the estimated 269 members of the group known as ERPAC who turned in...

Colombian Drug Gang Surrenders to Govt, Leaving Power Vacuum

Colombian drug gang ERPAC is set to demobilize, which could leave a dangerous power vacuum in their territories in eastern Colombia, where the contenders for power...

Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias ‘Caracho’

Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias "Caracho," is a former soldier who was recruited into the ranks of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), fighting for...

Colombia Drug Lord’s Surrender Offer Rings Hollow

One of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers took the unusual move of granting a media interview and sharing details of his gang's plan to turn themselves in --...

ERPAC Hierarchy Points to No Clear Successor

A chart (pdf) released by Colombian Police identifies the remaining levels of the drug-smuggling group the Popular Revolutionary Antiterrorist Army of Colombia...