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Colombia VP Drops Criminal Complaint Against InSight Crime

Colombia’s Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez has withdrawn a criminal complaint alleging InSight Crime Co-director Jeremy McDermott defamed her character in a...
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Colombia Vice President Threatens InSight Crime with Criminal Charges

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office has notified InSight Crime Co-director Jeremy McDermott of criminal proceedings brought against him by Vice President Marta...
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Colombia’s Former FARC Fighters Abandon Reincorporation Camps

The relocation of entire communities of former FARC fighters and their families is becoming commonplace in Colombia, highlighting the government’s inability to...
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Coronavirus Unrest Sparks Surge in Riots in Latin America’s Prisons

Inmate uprisings have ripped through prisons in Latin America amid COVID-19 outbreaks, offering further evidence that the region’s prison systems are buckling...
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The ELN’s Repeated Demands for a Ceasefire in Colombia

In recent months, the ELN has made several attempts to reach a ceasefire but these have been continually rebuffed by the Colombian government, which claims the...
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Venezuela’s Gangs Push Deeper Into Colombia

Authorities in Colombia have captured several Venezuelan gang members, alarming officials who say that the groups are playing out rivalries from their home country...
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Los Pachenca Holding On in Northern Colombia After Leader’s Death

In May 2019, Colombian President Iván Duque vowed to end Los Pachenca, stating that this was a promise from the country's security council. Just over a year on,...
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Drop in Coca Crops, Increase in Colombian Cocaine

A drop of 15,000 hectares of coca crops in Colombia made no difference in reducing cocaine production in 2019 -- instead it increased compared with the previous...
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What are the Signs a Latin American Prison Is Working or Not?

As part of his work in human rights, transitional justice and prison reform, Michael Reed has been inside dozens of prisons across the Americas. Reed, a dual...
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The Professor and the Fixer: How a Colombian Middleman Got a Crime Specialist to Launder Money

While a guilty plea for money laundering by a decorated University of Miami professor continues to send shockwaves through the academic, law enforcement and crime...
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Armed Groups in Colombia Target Children Amid Pandemic

Irregular armed groups in Colombia have ramped up their recruiting of poor young people, who find themselves even more vulnerable with schools shut down...
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Will Top US Prosecutor’s Ousting Impact Latin America Drug Cases?

The US Attorney General's surprise ousting of a top US prosector could potentially have repercussions on high-profile drug cases in Latin America, two of which...