All About Colombia

COLOMBIA / 5 MAY 2011

The arrest of an alleged cousin of Osama bin Laden, accused of running a human trafficking ring in Ecuador, is another sign of how lax visa policies have fed the…

COLOMBIA / 5 MAY 2011

President Juan Manuel Santos stated that Colombia has been involved in an internal armed conflict for a long time, reports El Colombiano. This declaration led the president into…

COLOMBIA / 3 MAY 2011

Colombia's security forces struck a major blow against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) on Tuesday. Operation Avatar, carried out jointly by…

COLOMBIA / 3 MAY 2011

Colombian citizen Sigifredo Maya, a former member of the now-defunct Medellin Cartel, has pleaded guilty to drug charges before the Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Florida,…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2011

The FARC are apparently still a force to be reckoned with, according to a new report by two journalists who spent a week in the Eastern Plains with the…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2011

The Australian Crime Commission, a government agency, has published its 2011 report on organized crime in the country. The report states that Mexican drug trafficking organizations (…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2011

Ecuador’s Army spotted a two hectare cocaine plantation on the border with Colombia on April 19 on an aerial surveillance. The site was investigated by the Technical Inter-agency Illicit Crop…

COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2011

Colombia's National Police say that murders are down eight percent in the first four months of the year compared to the same period last year, reports Caracol. According…

COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2011

As Colombia’s largest guerrilla army grows weaker, its allegiances to other armed groups in the country have fractured. Increasingly based on local dynamics rather than overarching national strategy, these relationships…

COLOMBIA / 28 APR 2011

Venezuela's arrest of a Colombian national suspected of running a pro-FARC news agency in Europe raises the question of how important the guerrilla group’s links to foreign groups…

ARGENTINA / 28 APR 2011

Police in Argentina have arrested the alleged top financial operative of a very wealthy but for a long time little-known Colombian drug network, accused of laundering millions of dollars through…

COLOMBIA / 27 APR 2011

A report from Just the Facts assesses the achievements of the Colombian government's "consolidation" regions. These areas are centers of crime, with high rates of homicides, kidnappings and…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…

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Coverage of Fallen Paraguay Prosecutor Makes Headlines

20 MAY 2022

The murder of leading anti-crime prosecutor, Marcelo Pecci, while on honeymoon in Colombia, has drawn attention to the evolution of organized crime in Paraguay. While 17 people have been arrested…