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Colombia’s Least-Known But Most-Wanted Public Enemy No. 1

Ex-FARC commander “Gentil Duarte” has risen to the top of Colombia’s most-wanted list, but the relatively unknown figure turned public enemy number one may...
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Colombia Asset Seizures Raise Doubts About FARC Peace Deal Compliance

Authorities in Colombia have seized properties linked to the FARC guerrilla group whose estimated value adds to evidence that the now-demobilized rebels...
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GameChangers 2017: Is Colombia’s FARC Really Gone?

Has Colombia's FARC really left the country's criminal scene? Yes, and absolutely not. The rebel army is gone, and has become a political party. The FARC Mafia is...
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GameChangers 2017: Local Politics, Organized Crime’s New Power Base in Latin America

Reporting by InSight Crime in 2017 revealed how organized crime managed to infiltrate local politics in Latin America as well as the multiple ways in which criminal...
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GameChangers 2017: Drug Trade Dynamics Shape Latin America’s Criminal Landscape

Latin America’s criminal landscape continued to evolve this year, driven by the ongoing record production of cocaine in South America’s Andean region, the...
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GameChangers 2017: Trump Stumbles on Latin America Security

President Donald Trump’s approach to US security policy in Latin America has flailed during his first year in office, with his administration alienating key...
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Colombia’s FARC Confront Difficult Reality of Returning to Society

In a September 22 letter to Colombia’s UN Verification Mechanism, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC)...
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Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern Colombia department of Nariño, after an alleged confrontation...
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Colombia’s Peace Agreement With the FARC Survives First Year

A year after the signing of the FARC peace agreement, the Colombian government's efforts to end the conflict with the guerrilla group have...
Political obstruction and lack of leadership has held back peace laws
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Time Running Out for Colombia Congress to Pass FARC Peace Legislation

Time is running out for Colombia's government to establish the legal framework for implementing a peace agreement with the now-former insurgents of the FARC...
In Nariño, honest work is at a premium
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New Plan for Tumaco, Colombia Is Just Old Plan Repackaged

Surrounded by several of his ministers, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced October 21 that "9,000 police and military" would fight against drug...
A coca farmer in Antioquia, Colombia
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Colombia’s Struggling Anti-Coca Strategy Needs US Backing: Report

A new report quantifies the progress of Colombia's coca crop substitution program under the peace agreement, and calls for US leniency and support despite a rocky...