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Ecuador Soldiers Allegedly Trafficked Weapons to Ex-FARC Mafia

An investigation into several soldiers in Ecuador who are accused of supplying weapons to an ex-FARC mafia network operating in a key border region suggests that...
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Colombia’s ELN, Ex-FARC Mafia Recruiting Hungry Venezuela Migrants

Reports that criminal groups in Colombia are increasingly recruiting migrants from Venezuela shows how these armed actors are taking advantage of those fleeing...
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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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Colombia Seizes First Assets Linked to Ex-FARC Mafia

Authorities in Colombia have seized the first set of assets allegedly linked to a dissident ex-FARC mafia network, providing further insight into the economic...
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Colombia Cocaine Production Breaks New Record Levels: UNODC Report

Cocaine production in Colombia broke new records in 2017, ushering in a new era of criminal violence among the many armed actors vying to control the lucrative...
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FARC Dissident Leader’s Death Could Shake Up Colombia’s Pacific Coast

Security forces in Colombia killed a high-level leader of a criminal group descended from recently demobilized leftist guerrillas, potentially paving the way for an...
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Shifting Ex-FARC Mafia Alliances Fuel Colombia Criminal Shakeup

The restructuring of Colombia's underworld in the wake of the demobilization of the FARC guerrillas continues apace, with cells of criminalized former fighters...
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Colombia President Duque’s 5 ‘Hot Potatoes’

Colombia's new President Iván Duque took office August 7 where he will have to face down an ever-evolving...
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The FARC’s Turbulent First Steps Into Colombia’s Congress

While Colombia celebrated its Independence Day, key members of the new FARC political party abandoned their seats in Congress and contemplated their military...
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Arrest of Major FARC Dissident Casts Doubt on Colombia Peace Accords

The arrest of a powerful FARC dissident in Colombia illustrates how intensifying criminalization of ex-guerrilla may prevent the government from fully implementing...
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Weekly InSight: The Capture of Colombia’s ‘Rambo’

In our July 5 Facebook Live session, Spanish editor Ronna Rísquez and Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya discussed the recent arrest of the FARC dissident known by...
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Ecuador Zeros In on Powerful FARC Dissident as Others Lurk in Shadows

Ecuadorean authorities have identified new players from the ex-FARC mafia network headed by alias “El Guacho.” But while authorities edge closer to Colombia’s...