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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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Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, alias ‘Mono Jojoy’

Until his death in September 2010, Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, alias "Mono Jojoy," was the top military commander of Colombian rebel group the FARC, head of the...
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Pedro Oliverio Guerrero, alias ‘Cuchillo’

Pedro Oliverio Guerrero, alias "Cuchillo," demobilized with the paramilitaries before forming successor group the Popular Revolutionary Anti-Terrorist...
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Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias ‘Valenciano’

Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias "Valenciano," was a leader in the Colombian criminal organization Oficina de Envigado, and forged ties with international...
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Luciano Marín Arango, alias ‘Iván Márquez’

Luciano Marin Arango, alias “Iván Márquez,” was a member of the FARC Secretariat. He is widely considered to have been one of the main political and...
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Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, alias ‘Gabino’

Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, alias "Gabino," was a peasant recruit who rose to become the commander in chief and political leader of Colombia guerrilla group the...
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Erickson Vargas Cardenas, alias ‘Sebastian’ (Oficina)

Erickson Vargas Cardenas, alias "Sebastian," is a former hitman turned leader of the feared Oficina de Envigado organization that operates in and around Medellin,...
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Eliecer Erlinto Chamorro, alias ‘Antonio Garcia’

Eliecer Erlinto Chamorro, alias "Antonio Garcia," is the number two commander in Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel...
El Loco Barrera
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Daniel Barrera Barrera, alias ‘El Loco’

Daniel Barrera Barrera, alias "El Loco," was the closest thing Colombia has to a modern Pablo Escobar. Until his capture in 2012, he used a vast...
Diego Rastrojo
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Diego Perez Henao, alias ‘Diego Rastrojo’

Diego Perez Henao, alias "Diego Rastrojo," was the military head of the Rastrojos, a criminal syndicate whose reach stretches across Colombia, and into...
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Luis E. Calle Serna

Luis Enrique Calle Serna was a leader in the feared and ambitious Rastrojos criminal organization in Colombia. He surrendered to US authorities...