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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...
Colombia's new heroes: 'Elite Command'

CIA v. Colombia’s ‘Elite Command’: Battle from the Ground Up

A recent article in the Washington Post about the CIA's participation in the precision bombing of FARC guerrilla leaders undermined some aspects of Colombia's new...
'Paco,' Argentina's version of crack cocaine

Organized Crime in the Americas: What to Expect in 2014

We can already identify some of the trends that are likely to mark the evolution of organized crime in 2014. One is the issue of criminal migration, as organized...
The FARC has regrouped and switched tactics

Report Traces How FARC Wages War While it Talks Peace

A new report into how Colombia's conflict has developed as the FARC guerrillas negotiate with the government shines a light on the strength and tactics of the...
The site of a previous attack in Anori by the 36th Front

Is Ceasefire Breaking Bombing a Message to FARC Leadership?

A ceasefire declared by Colombia's FARC guerrillas has been broken after one day, illustrating the difficulty the rebel leadership has controlling disparate...
An oil pipeline attacked by the FARC in January

Guerrilla Oil Pipeline Attacks Surge Amid Colombia’s Peace Talks

Attacks by left-wing rebels on Colombia's oil pipelines have increased more than five-fold since 2010, and are up from 2012, amid slow-moving peace...
Colombian army destroys a FARC cocaine lab

Golden Opportunity as Colombia Peace Talks Turn to Drug Trade

Peace talks between the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian government have turned to the issue of drug trafficking, representing a historic opportunity to tackle the...
Members of the FARC negotiating team

Colombia & FARC Agree But Tough Drug Question Remains

The Colombian government and Marxist guerrillas have negotiated a deal on ensuring rebel political participation, a key advance, moving the talks closer to the...
Colombian soldiers guard property seized from the FARC

Colombia Property Seizures Increases Pressure on the FARC

Authorities in Colombia have seized more than $6 million of property from the FARC, as the government exerts pressure on the rebels' criminal interests even as...
Negotiations between the Colombian government and coca farmers.

Colombia Strikes Coca Substitution Deal with Protesters

Colombia's government and protesting coca farmers have reached an initial agreement that could provide a starting point for crop substitution measures being...