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COLOMBIA / 8 APR 2011

An article in Cali’s El Pais looks at how the FARC are increasingly using militia networks, rather than full-time regular guerrilla units, to launch attacks on the security…

AUC / 7 APR 2011

Confidential internal memos from Chiquita Brands International reveal that the banana giant benefited from its payments to Colombian paramilitary and guerrilla groups, contradicting the company's 2007 plea agreement…

COLOMBIA / 7 APR 2011

Juan de Dios Usuga, alias “Giovanni,” has seen all sides of Colombia's conflict, as guerrilla, paramilitary, and now head of one of the country's most powerful emerging criminal…

COLOMBIA / 5 APR 2011

Colombia is the nation second most affected by landmines, just after Afghanistan. Mines are a low-cost, high-impact weapon that have become vital for the offensive waged by the increasingly debilitated…

COLOMBIA / 28 MAR 2011

A spike of killings in Cali is raising concern that the city is descending into a new spiral of mafia-related violence. There are signs that the most powerful criminal empire…

COLOMBIA / 25 MAR 2011

Colombia's government warned that drug traffickers may launch fake campaigns in the October local elections in order to launder their profits, Caracol reports. The authorities said that infiltration…

COLOMBIA / 24 MAR 2011

The discovery of a forgery operation in Cali with the capacity to produce up to three million fake dollars a week draws attention to the scale of Colombia's…

COLOMBIA / 23 MAR 2011

At the peak of their strength in 2002, Colombia's strongest leftist rebel group was capable of taking over entire towns, or killing dozens of soldiers in carefully planned ambushes. But…

COLOMBIA / 23 MAR 2011

Chiquita Brands is being sued over 931 murders allegedly carried out by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) and the United…

COLOMBIA / 22 MAR 2011

New evidence has emerged linking Colombian “emerald czar” Victor Carranza to paramilitary groups, but it is unlikely to be sufficient to convict this linchpin of the country’s multi-million…

COLOMBIA / 22 MAR 2011

With an estimated 35,000 sexually exploited minors in Colombia, child prostitution is a widespread and lucrative industry. And, as symbolized by the sentencing last year of an Italian pedophile, the…

ALFONSO CANO / 22 MAR 2011

Colombia's defense minister stated that the rebel supreme leader will fall soon, after his security chief was killed by the army. The death of Arquimides Muñoz, alias ‘Jeronimo’…

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