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Op-Ed: Could the FARC Peace Process in Colombia Still Fail?

Former Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos said that the peace process with the FARC is “irreversible.” He may yet be proven...
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Uptick in Colombia Massacres Highlights Shifting Criminal Dynamics

A new United Nations report has revealed a scandalous increase in the number of massacres carried out in Colombia, revealing new criminal dynamics in strategic...
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Gentil Duarte’s Master Plan to Reunite Colombia’s FARC Dissidents

FARC dissident commander Miguel Botache Santillana, alias "Gentil Duarte," is leading a movement to unite Colombia's former FARC fighters into a single force --...
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Op-Ed: The ELN as a Colombo-Venezuelan Rebel Army

The ELN, Colombia’s last rebel army, has engaged in exponential growth over the last four years, both in Colombia and within Venezuela, and may now be described...
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Op-Ed: Promoting the Formation of New Criminal Menace in Colombia?

There is now a clear and present criminal menace and national security threat taking shape, and the Colombian government may be encouraging its growth through its...
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Battles Between Former FARC Groups Displace Hundreds in Colombia

Hundreds of citizens in a key drug trafficking region of southern Colombia have been forced to flee their homes amid increased fighting between rival criminal...
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Death of ‘Rodrigo Cadete’ in Colombia Heavy Blow to FARC Dissidents

The death of FARC dissident leader “Rodrigo Cadete” in a recent Colombia military operation has dealt a severe blow to a group of FARC dissidents who wish to...
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Shifting Ex-FARC Mafia Alliances Fuel Colombia Criminal Shakeup

The restructuring of Colombia's underworld in the wake of the demobilization of the FARC guerrillas continues apace, with cells of criminalized former fighters...
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Colombia President Duque’s 5 ‘Hot Potatoes’

Colombia's new President Iván Duque took office August 7 where he will have to face down an ever-evolving...
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Ecuador Zeros In on Powerful FARC Dissident as Others Lurk in Shadows

Ecuadorean authorities have identified new players from the ex-FARC mafia network headed by alias “El Guacho.” But while authorities edge closer to Colombia’s...
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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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...