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Corruption Plagues Implementation of Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Funding for the implementation of Colombia's peace process with the FARC guerrilla group has come under increased scrutiny recently, with a series of accusations...
Jesús Santrich was set to take one of the FARC's seats in congress
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4 Troubling Takeaways From FARC Leader’s Arrest

The arrest of Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” has shaken the FARC party, tried the new peace courts, and implicated scores of other...
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Dire Outlook for Colombia Peace Process After FARC Leader’s Arrest

The bold arrest of one of the FARC’s top leaders on drug charges has shaken Colombia’s peace process, uncovered ties between a FARC politician and criminalized...
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Weekly InSight: Colombia’s ‘Invisibles’ – the New Generation of Drug Traffickers

InSight Crime's co-director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello dug into our latest report this week -- ‘The Invisibles’: Colombia’s new...
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Colombia Election Results Cast Doubt Over Future of FARC Peace Deal

Recent congressional elections in Colombia brought victory to a slate of candidates opposed to a 2016 peace deal between the government and the now-demobilized FARC...
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Miguel Botache Santillana, alias ‘Gentil Duarte’

Miguel Botache Santillana, better known as "Gentil Duarte," is currently Colombia's most wanted criminal. He used to be an important leader within the FARC-EP...
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Géner García Molina, alias ‘Jhon 40’

Géner García Molina, better known as "Jhon 40," is the one who connects the cocaine that leaves southern Colombia with its buyers in Venezuela. If there is one...
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1st Front Dissidence

The 1st Front dissidence is the most important of the criminal groups comprised of ex-members of the now demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas...
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Néstor Gregorio Vera Fernández, alias ‘Iván Mordisco’

Nestor Gregorio Vera Fernández, alias “Iván Mordisco,” is currently one of southern Colombia’s principal criminals. Until 2016 he served as commander of the...
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Ex-FARC Mafia: The New Player in Colombian Organized Crime

The Marxist rebel army of the FARC is gone, disbanded and reborn as a political party. But the ex-FARC mafia is just coming into being. And it is poised to become...
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Report Sheds Light on Private Sector Role in Colombia Conflict

A new report on the role of private economic actors in facilitating grave crimes by paramilitary groups underlines the need for Colombia’s so-called “truth...
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What Is the Mexican Cartels’ Strategy for Post-FARC Colombia?

Alerts about the growing involvement of Mexican cartels with armed groups and drug trafficking in Colombia are raising questions about what role Mexican organized...