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10th Front - Ex-FARC Mafia

COLOMBIA GROUPS / 18 JAN 2022

The 10th Front, also known as the Martín Villa Front, is one of the most active elements of the ex-FARC MAfia, a loosely connected network of criminal groups who splintered…

COLOMBIA / MAY 10, 2022

The Pachenca, also known as the Conquering Self-Defense Forces of the Sierra (Autodefensas Conquistadores de la Sierra), emerged following the demobilization of paramilitary blocs along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast.

COLOMBIA / JUNE 11, 2022

Los Comandos de la Frontera, or the Border Command, formerly known as La Mafia, is a group made up of FARC dissidents and La Constru, a successor of the AUC.

COLOMBIA / 23 ABRIL DE 2021

The Libertadores del Vichada are a splinter group of the Popular Revolutionary Anti-Terrorist Army of Colombia.

COLOMBIA GROUPS / JULY 15, 2022

The EPL, also called the Pelusos, were once a major criminal threat in Colombia but have faded in recent years after losing key territory.

COLOMBIA GROUPS / JULY 5, 2022

The Second Marquetalia is one of the largest group of dissident FARC, who rejected the 2016 peace process with the government.

COLOMBIA GROUPS / JUNE 28, 2022

Las disidencias de las FARC o ex-Farc Mafia son grupos de excombatientes de la antigua guerrilla que se opusieron o desencantaron del proceso de paz con el gobierno colombiano desde…

AUC / JUNE 2, 2021

Los Caparrapos is a Colombia criminal group linked to drug trafficking, with a strong presence in Antioquia and Córdoba…

COLOMBIA GROUPS / JULY 13, 2019

The 1st Front dissidence is the most important of the criminal groups comprised of ex-members of the now demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia –…

COLOMBIA GROUPS / OCTOBER 24, 2021

The Urabeños emerged from the ashes of Colombia’s paramilitary movement to become the dominant criminal force in Colombia, with a reach that spread all across the country.

AUC / NOVEMBER 17, 2015

The United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) was a coalition of Colombian paramilitaries that used the conflict to carry out illicit economic activities.

ÁGUILAS NEGRAS / 2017-03-09 23:48:37

The Aguilas Negras, or Black Eagles, are a non-cohesive group dedicated to protecting the economic interests of former mid-level paramilitary commanders scattered across Colombia. Aguilas Negras is often used…

COLOMBIA / JANUARY 11, 2022

The ELN is the last real guerrilla force in Latin America and has transitioned into a real transnational threat in Colombia and Venezuela.

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