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COLOMBIA / 10 DEC 2010

The penalties for drug offenses in Colombia and Mexico do not successfully target large-scale traffickers, says a report released Thursday.

AUC / 9 DEC 2010

An analysis by the think tank Verdad Abierta says that the largest criminal bands in Colombia, including the ERPAC, Rastrojos, Urabeños, Paisas and Aguilas Negras, are the successors to paramilitary…

COLOMBIA / 9 DEC 2010

Colombian Police Commander General Oscar Naranjo complained that a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant and drug traffickers in Miami were conspiring against him, a U.S. embassy cable revealed by the…

ALFONSO CANO / 8 DEC 2010

Spanish newspaper El Pais published five U.S. government cables describing a series of meetings between top government officials, including President Alvaro Uribe, concerning peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces…

ALFONSO CANO / 8 DEC 2010

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said Wednesday that they may free five hostages, including three members of the security forces and two councilmen.

COLOMBIA / 7 DEC 2010

Officials of the Colombian Administrative Department of Security (DAS) discovered six fire extinguishers packed with 18.7 kilos of explosive material early Tuesday in a southern neighborhood of Bogotá. …

COLOMBIA / 2 DEC 2010

The increase in attacks committed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is a strategic attempt by the guerrillas to ease recent pressure put on them by the military…

COLOMBIA / 1 DEC 2010

One person died and 10 more were injured when a bus-bomb exploded in front of a police station in a rural area close to southern Colombia city of Neiva.

COLOMBIA / 30 NOV 2010

According to Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, 240 police have been killed in the line of duty so far this year.

COLOMBIA / 29 NOV 2010

Colombian authorities still cannot confirm that Pablo Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramírez," a top commander of the FARC, died when the Colombian Air Force bombed his camp November 20.

COLOMBIA / 24 NOV 2010

At least twelve police officers and soldiers have been killed since Tuesday in attacks by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colomba (FARC). The guerrillas may be launching a renewed offensive…

COLOMBIA / 24 NOV 2010

Julio Alberto Lozano, alias "Patricia," accused by Colombian authorities of being one of the hemisphere's most important drug traffickers, has agreed to face charges in the United States.

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In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…