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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...
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5 Organized Crime Challenges for Colombia President-Elect Duque

The election of conservative Iván Duque as Colombia's next president has raised questions on how the country will tackle some of the many challenges it faces...
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Is a FARC Dissident War Looming in Colombia’s Naya Region?

The disappearance and murder of four people and a number of cases of mass forced displacement and confinement, have drawn the government’s attention to the...
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‘Jesús Santrich’ Case at the Epicenter of Colombia’s Peace Process

Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is the name on everyone’s lips, the cornerstone of Colombia’s rocky peace...
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Colombia Dismantles Underground Drug Lab Linked to Ex-FARC Mafia

Authorities in Colombia have dismantled a subterranean cocaine hydrochloride-producing laboratory in one of the country’s most strategic drug trafficking regions,...