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US Treasury Targets FARC Guerrillas in Switzerland

The US government has blacklisted members of Colombia's FARC for running a drug trafficking and money laundering network in Switzerland, a move that may complicate...
FARC negotiator "Ivan Marquez"

What Colombia Peace Process Means for Military’s Future

Colombia's FARC guerrillas are to extend their unilateral ceasefire, an encouraging sign for the country's peace process. The announcement also offers a glimpse of...
The FARC are deeply involved in the drug trade

Guerrilla Leader Exemplifies Possible Criminalization of Colombia’s FARC

A guerrilla commander that operates along Colombia’s southern border and is suspected of large-scale drug trafficking serves as a good example of the type of...
The July 12 accord makes negotiating a bilateral ceasefire a bigger priority in Colombia

Colombia’s Peace Process: What Are They Thinking?

The last seven months have seen the pendulum of Colombia's peace process swing back and forth rather wildly. The year began with optimism: the FARC was observing a...
Colombia coca farmers gather for Putumayo summit

FARC Calls for Implementation of Drug Agreement

Both the FARC guerrillas and Colombian coca farmers have called for the implementation of agreements for tackling coca cultivation, but doing so while the conflict...
Jose de Jesus Perez Jimenez, alias "Sancocho"

Colombia Assassination Raises Fears Paramilitary Release Could End in Violence

The first paramilitary leader to have left prison via Colombia's transitional justice program has been murdered, a possible foreshadowing of more violence as the...

What Next for Colombia’s Peace Process? De-Escalate

Colombia's peace process with the FARC continues to wobble from the blow dealt by the April 15 guerrilla attack that killed 11 soldiers in southwestern...
Killed FARC leader Jairo Martinez

82% of Colombia Free from FARC Say MinDef. Really?

Authorities in Colombia claim guerrilla group FARC's presence has been reduced to only 18 percent of national territory, an assertion that appears to be based more...
Members of the FARC

Are FARC Rebels Training Mexican Drug Cartels?

Two US intelligence officers have reportedly told a Mexican newspaper members of the Jalisco Cartel were trained by Colombian rebels, which if true could have...
Colombian police walk through a coca field

Is Colombia Again the World’s Top Cocaine Producer?

Colombia has likely reclaimed its position as the world’s principal cocaine producer, something with profound consequences on the drug trade and the ongoing peace...
Soldiers with a body bag in Cauca, Colombia

Bloody Ambush a Setback for Colombia Peace Talks

The most violent FARC attack since Colombia's peace talks began is unlikely to derail the negotiations completely, but is nonetheless indicative of the degree to...
Commander of the FARC's 6th Front, “Sargento Pascuas”

FARC Rebels Top Player in Colombia Marijuana Trade?

Authorities have attributed a multi-ton seizure of marijuana to the FARC's 6th Front, indications the Colombian rebel unit is prominently involved in trafficking...