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COLOMBIA / 23 NOV 2010

Colombian National Police on Monday captured Rastrojos leader Hector Eudoro Rivera Erazo, alias "Caballo," in the town of Soacha, just outside of Bogota.

COLOMBIA / 22 NOV 2010

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production and processing point for…

COLOMBIA / 22 NOV 2010

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production and processing point for…

AUC / 22 NOV 2010

La Guajira, the oft-forgotten, arid northeast corner of Colombia is one of Colombia’s most contentious and provides a window into the complexity of the current battles underway between organized criminal…

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2010

Colombian President Manuel Santos said that Pablo Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez," a top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is "apparently" dead after the Colombian military…

COLOMBIA / 19 NOV 2010

Two agents of Colombia’s intelligence service (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, or DAS) stationed in the Valle de Cauca department were dismissed this week after an investigation revealed their involvement in…

COLOMBIA / 19 NOV 2010

Colombian officials captured an alleged leader of the Rastrojos criminal gang, Ariel Osorio Garcia, alias ‘Pajaro,’ reports the Colombian newspaper La Opinion.

COLOMBIA / 19 NOV 2010

In an unprecedented gesture of diplomacy, Colombian officials have announced that an alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker arrested earlier this year will be extradited to Venezuela instead of the…

COLOMBIA / 16 NOV 2010

In what amounts to a significant shift in distribution networks, South American gangs are increasingly buying used jets, loading them with cocaine and flying them across the Atlantic to Africa,…

COLOMBIA / 16 NOV 2010

The Colombian daily El Tiempo reports that elements of the Colombian Army, Police and Air Force carried out a joint operation early Monday morning, killing thirteen insurgents and capturing…

COLOMBIA / 15 NOV 2010

A clash between government forces and FARC guerrillas near the Venezuelan border left four soldiers and eight insurgents dead, reports the Colombian daily El Diaro. …

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2010

Colombia's Defense Minister, Rodrigo Rivera, announced that he would meet on November 19th with the Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Tarek El Aissami, to prepare a joint treaty on drug…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

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InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

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…