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EPL graffitis in Colombia's Catatumbo region

EPL Expands as FARC Withdraws From Former Turf

The EPL is reportedly expanding across Colombia's northeast, as the FARC withdraws from one of the country's largest coca growing...
 Guillermo León Aguirre, alias "David León"

Arrest of Top Narco-Guerrilla Could Spark Turmoil in East Colombia

Authorities have captured what they say is the maximum leader of the EPL narco-guerrilla network operating in Colombia's coca heartland of Catatumbo, a move that...

Colombia Discovers ‘Giant’ ELN Cocaine Lab

A huge cocaine processing complex run by the ELN has been found in west Colombia, showcasing the guerrilla group's role in a drug trade that could soon be changing...

Has Colombia’s Next Narco Boss Emerged?

A new report stating that a shadowy drug trafficker, known as "Puntilla Pachon," has become Colombia's latest narco boss brings into question whether criminal...
Victor Ramon Navarro Serrano, alias "Megateo,"

Legend of Colombia Narco-Guerrilla Grows in Death

Locals in eastern Colombia have reportedly hidden the remains of recently killed narco-guerrilla "Megateo" and built a shrine in his honor, adding to the legend of...

Colombia Confirms Death of Narco-Guerrilla ‘Megateo’

Security forces announced they had finally killed the leader of a guerrilla group dedicated to drug trafficking along the Venezuelan border, who had built up his...

Death of a Colombian Narco-Guerrilla?

Rumors are swirling that the leader of a splinter rebel group, dedicated to drug trafficking along the border with Venezuela, has been killed in an offensive by the...
A Colombian policeman with smuggled beef

Cucuta: Colombia’s Contraband City

The Colombian border town of Cucuta has smuggling coursing through its veins, underpinning its economy and strengthening organized crime, which is raking in...
EPL guerrilla member

EPL Guerrillas’ Call for Peace Talks Poses Dilemma for Colombia

The EPL guerrillas have called to be allowed to join Colombia's larger rebel groups in peace talks, but the government is unlikely to be interested in negotiations...

Victor Navarro, alias ‘Megateo’

Victor Ramon Navarro Serrano, alias "Megateo," led the only remaining faction of the EPL guerrilla movement. Megateo was considered the most important drug...