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COLOMBIA / 21 MAR 2011

The weekly news magazine, Semana, reported this weekend on the role of the Israelis in training Colombia’s military, particularly in the targeting of senior Revolutionary Armed Forces of…

COLOMBIA / 15 MAR 2011

One of the wealthiest units of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC), the 48th Front, reportedly lost one of their alleged commanders Tuesday…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAR 2011

Interpol has issued a red alert regarding the capture of Victor Ramon Vargas Salazar, a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia –…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAR 2011

The Colombian army did not, as it said, rescue 21 of 23 kidnapped oil workers, one of the victims told Colombian radio on Tuesday. What’s more, the victim said the…

COLOMBIA / 8 MAR 2011

Just as quickly as 23 oil field workers were kidnapped in Vichada, one of Colombia's most rural and isolated departments, 21 of them were released the following Tuesday morning. Another…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 MAR 2011

Last Wednesday Ecuador dismantled a weapons factory in Quito allegedly supplying arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC). Evidence is still scant,…

COLOMBIA / 4 MAR 2011

A report from the New York Times published Friday examines the way that gold mining in northern Colombia, particularly the department of Antioquia, is providing an extra source…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAR 2011

Colombia officials announced a joint international effort with U.S. officials intending to locate three middlemen allegedly working for Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias ‘El Chapo,’ in Colombia. The…

COLOMBIA / 21 FEB 2011

Leftist guerrilla groups are allying with neo-paramilitary bands in Northern Santander, a state where these rival groups once battled fiercely for territory. These types of alliances between the left wing…

ALFONSO CANO / 19 FEB 2011

The Colombian security forces know where the FARC's top commander is hiding and will not hesitate to kill him, the president has stated, amid rumors that alias ‘Alfonso Cano’ may…

COLOMBIA / 14 FEB 2011

While Colombian rebel groups and the new generation of drug cartels have been moving ever closer in the interests of the drug trade, the FARC and the Rastrojos have engaged…

COLOMBIA / 12 FEB 2011

Colombia and Panama signed an agreement to cooperate in fighting crime along their shared border region, which is a key location for groups trafficking drugs, people, and arms.

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