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Duque Doubles Down on Colombia’s FARC Dissidents After Call to Arms

A military operation that killed 14 dissident FARC fighters just a day after three former top guerrilla commanders announced a return to arms seems to hint at the...
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Major Implications of Former FARC Leadership Returning to War

In a video published on YouTube, a group of senior former FARC rebel leaders declared the intention to take up arms once again, reviving the FARC-EP and sounding...
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Colombia Unconvincingly Walks Back Controversial Military Plan

New orders from Colombia’s military leadership showing a possible return to policies that previously led to a wave of extrajudicial killings has sown further...
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Seuxis Pausías Hernández, alias “Jesús Santrich”

Seuxis Pausías Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is a former rebel commander who has taken up arms again as part of a new...
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Drug Dealers Masqueraded as FARC to Enter Colombia’s Peace Process

The capture of a former FARC leader in Colombia has revealed how he tried to falsely enlist drug traffickers within the country's peace process, registering them as...
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Extrajudicial Killing Dims Hopes for Colombia’s Demobilized FARC

A Colombian soldier recently killed a demobilized FARC member in a reintegration camp, adding to the mounting deaths and disappearances of former guerrilla fighters...
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Will New Arrest Warrant Hamstring Colombia Peace Process?

The Colombian government has issued an arrest warrant for one of the FARC’s most militant commanders, which may result in him being expelled from the...
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Op-Ed: Could the FARC Peace Process in Colombia Still Fail?

Former Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos said that the peace process with the FARC is “irreversible.” He may yet be proven...
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Gentil Duarte’s Master Plan to Reunite Colombia’s FARC Dissidents

FARC dissident commander Miguel Botache Santillana, alias "Gentil Duarte," is leading a movement to unite Colombia's former FARC fighters into a single force --...
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Crop Eradication vs. Substitution Doubts Crippling Colombia Rural Communities

Colombia’s voluntary crop substitution program has seen almost 35,000 hectares of coca crops destroyed in just eight months, according to the United Nations...
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Op-Ed: Promoting the Formation of New Criminal Menace in Colombia?

There is now a clear and present criminal menace and national security threat taking shape, and the Colombian government may be encouraging its growth through its...
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Past Extrajudicial Murders Haunt Colombia’s Military Command

The presence of several generals accused of being involved in extrajudicial killings within Colombia’s military command has raised concerns that President Iván...