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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,...
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Colombia and Venezuela: Criminal Siamese Twins   

Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine through Venezuela on its journey to US and European markets,...
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Weekly InSight: Arrests, Controversy Threaten Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

In our April 26 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya and Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez discussed the events that have been jeopardizing the...
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FARC Leader Turns Back on Congress, Further Jeopardizing Peace

The announcement by a FARC party heavyweight that he would not take a senatorial seat he was offered as part of a 2016-peace agreement may further jeopardize an...
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Colombia Ex-FARC Mafia Under Fire After Death of Kidnapped Journalists

Members of the ex-FARC mafia along the Colombia-Ecuador border are under heightened pressure from security forces in the wake of the killing of three Ecuadorean...