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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...
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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...