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New Names, Old Tricks for ex-FARC Mafia in Colombia’s Putumayo

Recent reports of a group called the Border Command (Comandos de la Frontera) in the department of Putumayo, located on the border between Colombia and Ecuador,...
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Criminal Governance Under Coronavirus: How Colombian Groups Seized the Day

The coronavirus pandemic sparked a shift in Colombia as criminal actors the nation over sought to profit from the sudden change in conditions, the refocusing of...
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Colombia-Mexico Links Alleged in Narco-Sub Caught in Pacific

Authorities say a submarine intercepted off Colombia's Pacific Coast was carrying more than a ton of cocaine bound for Mexico's Jalisco Cartel, though the details...
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More Than Drug Trafficking Drives Violence in Colombia’s Nariño

The Colombian government has blamed drug trafficking for three massacres in the south of the country, but violence in the region is likely spurred by armed groups,...
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Segunda Marquetalia

The Segunda Marquetalia is a group made up of guerrillas, who once belonged to the FARC, but who refused to demobilize after the group’s peace agreement with the...
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Ricardo Abel Ayala Ortega, alias ‘Cabuyo’

Ricardo Abel Ayala Ortega, alias "Cabuyo," is currently one of Colombia's highest value military targets and operates mainly in the northwestern department of...
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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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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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US Offers Eye-Catching Rewards for Capture of Ex-FARC Mafia Leaders

A US reward of up to $20 million dollars for the capture of two key ex-FARC Mafia leaders raises questions about just why...
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Violence Rages On in Colombia’s Cauca Department

A wave of violence has struck Colombia's southwestern Cauca department, in the form of targeted killings and armed groups battling for control of coca crops and...
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Colombia Running Out of Incentives to Convince Armed Fighters to Surrender

The Colombian government's latest offer of legal benefits to individuals of armed groups who surrender and face justice was met with skepticism, especially since it...
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Ex-FARC Mafia Fronts Left Reeling by Colombian Army in Antioquia

A targeted campaign by Colombian armed forces has left the 18th and 36th Fronts of the ex-FARC Mafia struggling to regroup in the northern department of Antioquia,...