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Puntilleros

The Puntilleros are a group that was, presumably, created from the union of the Libertadores del Vichada and the Bloque Meta, two organizations born after the...
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EPL

The dissidence of the EPL, which the Security Forces call Los Peludos, is the dissidence of the guerrilla group Popular Liberation Army they are considered an armed...
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1st Front Dissidence

The 1st Front dissidence is the most important of the criminal groups comprised of ex-members of the now demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas...
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FARC

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Rastrojos

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ELN

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AUC

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Urabeños

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Norte del Valle Cartel

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The Libertadores del Vichada dominate the Eastern Plains
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Libertadores del Vichada

The Libertadores del Vichada are a splinter group of the Popular Revolutionary Anti-Terrorist Army of Colombia (ERPAC) based in Colombia's Eastern Plains region....
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Águilas Negras

The Aguilas Negras, or Black Eagles, are a non-cohesive group dedicated to protecting the economic interests of former mid-level paramilitary commanders scattered...
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Paisas

The Paisas first emerged as a rural militia that grew out of the demobilized AUC paramilitary army, with links to the Oficina de Envigado, but later became an...