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FARC 57th Front in Panama

The FARC's 57th Front is active along the Colombia-Panama border, where it has long used the dense strip of jungle known as the Darién Gap to traffic drugs into...


The rival groups "Bagdad" and "Calor Calor" have become the two main gangs in Panama, and consist of an agglomeration of smaller youth gangs. While street gangs...

Calor Calor

Calor Calor is one of Panama's two most powerful gangs along with Bagdad, and the two battle fiercely for territorial control. Calor Calor consists of numerous...