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A soldier guards workers eradicating coca plants

FARC, Colombia Govt Drug Agreement Doomed to Failure?

As peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels stumble on, a report from the Transnational Institute finds deep flaws in the May agreement on...
Alias "Richard" after his capture

Arrest of FARC’s Pacific Narco Boss Shines Light on Rebel Drug Ops

Authorities in Colombia have captured the commander of the FARC's 30th Front and alleged head of the group's Pacific coast drug operations in a blow to a powerful...
President Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia Vote Favors Peace Process, but Numerous Obstacles Remain

Voters in Colombia have reelected incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos, whose electoral platform centered on continuing peace processes with the country's...

FARC Leader Admits Guerrillas Have Been Corrupted by Colombia Drug Trade

The head of Colombia's FARC guerrillas has admitted the rebels have lost leaders and fighters to the temptations of the drug trade, but continues to insist they...
FARC negotiators in Havana

Limited Ceasefire Violations Suggest FARC Command Still in Control

The lack of major violations to the unilateral ceasefire declared by the FARC for Colombia's election season indicates the central command retains broad control...
Leaders of the FARC negotiating team headed by "Ivan Marquez" (podium)

The Reality of the FARC Peace Talks in Havana

If we are to believe the Colombian government, the question is not if, but rather when, an end to 50 years of civil conflict will be reached. Yet the promise of...
Oscar Zuluaga won the first round election

Zuluaga Election Victory Sets Up Colombia ‘War vs Peace’ Run-Off

Colombia's new president will be elected in a second round run-off that is shaping up to be a war or peace referendum on negotiations with guerrillas after...
Is Hezbollah's interest in Latin America just opportunism?

Terrorism and Crime in the Americas – ‘It’s Business’

In a statement given before the Organization of American States, InSight Crime's Steven Dudley discusses the reality of the links between global terrorist groups...
Sonia Cruz Quiceno, alias "La Mona"

Alleged FARC International Drug Contact Extradited from Guatemala

Guatemala has extradited a woman reported to have served as a link between Colombia's rebels and international drug trafficking organizations, suggesting that an...
The FARC delegation in Havana

How Criminal Agendas Took Center Stage in LatAm Peace Deals

Criminal agendas could represent a critical "blind spot" in attempts to resolve armed conflicts in Latin America, capable of sabotaging negotiations and derailing...
Results of a FARC attack in Cauca, before the ceasefire

What Did the FARC Truce Tell Us?

The unilateral truce called by Colombia's rebels over Christmas ended with very few, but telling violations, suggesting that the guerrilla leadership is still...
FARC delegates announcing proposals in Havana

FARC Drug Trade Proposals a Mixed Bag for Govt Negotiators

Colombia's FARC guerrillas have published their proposal to end illicit drug production, and while some of it will resonate with government negotiators, an...