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The Evolution of the Ex-FARC Mafia

Even before the signing of the 2016 peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian government, it was clear that not all of the former guerillas would welcome...
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Major Implications of Former FARC Leadership Returning to War

In a video published on YouTube, a group of senior former FARC rebel leaders declared the intention to take up arms once again, reviving the FARC-EP and sounding...
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Hernán Darío Velásquez Saldarriaga, alias ‘El Paisa’

Hernán Darío Velásquez, better known as 'El Paisa,' was a top former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de...
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Will New Arrest Warrant Hamstring Colombia Peace Process?

The Colombian government has issued an arrest warrant for one of the FARC’s most militant commanders, which may result in him being expelled from the...
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Op-Ed: Could the FARC Peace Process in Colombia Still Fail?

Former Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos said that the peace process with the FARC is “irreversible.” He may yet be proven...
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Gentil Duarte’s Master Plan to Reunite Colombia’s FARC Dissidents

FARC dissident commander Miguel Botache Santillana, alias "Gentil Duarte," is leading a movement to unite Colombia's former FARC fighters into a single force --...