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Seuxis Pausías Hernández, alias 'Jesús Santrich'
Seuxis Pausías Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” was a senior former FARC commander who participated in that guerrilla group's demobilization…
Hernán Darío Velásquez Saldarriaga, alias 'El Paisa'
Hernán Darío Velásquez, alias "El Paisa," was a top former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Walter Patricio Arizala, alias “Guacho”
Walter Patricio Arizala, alias “Guacho,” was one of the most wanted criminals in both Colombia and Ecuador, after military forces…
Jalisco Cartel New Generation (CJNG)
The CJNG is a criminal group that has evolved as a result of killings, captures and rifts in older cartels.
Marcos Willians Herbas Camacho, alias ‘Marcola’
Marcos Willians Herbas Camacho, alias "Marcola," has been the top leader of the First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital…
Despite Argentina's prominent role as a money laundering center and as a drug transit and consumption point, the country does…
Amigos dos Amigos
Amigos dos Amigos is a criminal group based in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro.
The Colombian Mafia
The Colombian mafia comprises networks of localized and shadowy groups and figures involved in illicit economies.
Colombia’s Comprehensive Approach for a Post-FARC State
The demobilization of the FARC has simultaneously represented a significant challenge and a singular opportunity for the Colombian government.
José Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos, alias 'El Árabe,' or the 'Patron de Caucasia'
José Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos is presumed to be one of the biggest drug lords in Colombia. During his criminal career…
Miguel Botache Santillana, alias 'Gentil Duarte'
Miguel Botache Santillana, better known as "Gentil Duarte," was Colombia's most wanted criminal until his death in May 2022.
Colombia's Peace Process Stumbles as Gaitanista Ceasefire Ends
The end of a ceasefire with Colombia's largest criminal group, the AGC, is a serious body blow to hopes for peace.
Dominican Republic Corruption Investigation Inches Toward Ex-President
High-ranking officials from the former government of President Danilo Medina in the Dominican Republic continue to fall.
‘Mula’: The Bridge Between MS13 and Mexican Mafia in Tijuana, Mexico
Nelson Alexander Flores Pacheco, alias "Mula", was the liaison between the Mexican Mafia and the MS13 in Tijuana, Mexico.