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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...
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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...
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The Colombian Mafia

The mafia in Colombia today is comprised of a maelstrom of localized groups, shadowy power brokers and sub-contracted labor that combine to bring order to the...
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Spain Arrests Alleged Colombia Drug Kingpin Hiding in the Limelight

Authorities in Spain have arrested a Colombian with celebrity connections on accusations that he used his jet-set lifestyle as cover for his role...
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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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José Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos, alias ‘El Árabe,’ or the ‘Patron de Caucasia’

José Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos is presumed to be one of the biggest drug lords in Colombia. During his criminal career spanning more than 20 years, Piedrahita...
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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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Shifting Criminal Dynamics Signal Violent Future for Colombia-Venezuela Border

Venezuela’s continued spiral into economic, political and social crisis and the demobilization of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group have shifted criminal...
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GameChangers 2017: Is Colombia’s FARC Really Gone?

Has Colombia's FARC really left the country's criminal scene? Yes, and absolutely not. The rebel army is gone, and has become a political party. The FARC Mafia is...
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Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias ‘Puntilla’

Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias “Puntilla,” is a drug trafficker who controlled a criminal network descended from paramilitaries in Colombia’s strategic...
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Urabeños

The Urabeños emerged from the ashes of Colombia’s paramilitary movement to become the dominant criminal force in Colombia, with a reach that spread all across...
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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...