All About Colombia

COLOMBIA / 17 MAR 2011

Now identified as the principal national security threat, two of Colombia's most powerful emerging criminal bands (BACRIMs), are gearing up for a major confrontation over access to the country’s Pacific…

AUC / 15 MAR 2011

Colombia will hold elections for mayors, governors, state assemblies and city councilors in October. The approach of the local elections raises the perennial threat that the results could be influenced…

COLOMBIA / 15 MAR 2011

One of the wealthiest units of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC), the 48th Front, reportedly lost one of their alleged commanders Tuesday…

COLOMBIA / 15 MAR 2011

With talk in Medellin about creating a cashless public transport system and moves in Bogota towards installing cell phone signal jammers in prison, Colombian authorities are considering increasingly dramatic measures…

AUC / 11 MAR 2011

Paramilitary commanders have said that the demobilization of some elements of the AUC was faked, with the blessing of government officials, undermining official claims that paramilitarism in Colombia is a…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAR 2011

Interpol has issued a red alert regarding the capture of Victor Ramon Vargas Salazar, a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia –…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAR 2011

(Originally published 3 March, reprinted with permission from Adam Isacson and Just the Facts.) The State Department has just released its annual International Narcotics…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAR 2011

The Colombian army did not, as it said, rescue 21 of 23 kidnapped oil workers, one of the victims told Colombian radio on Tuesday. What’s more, the victim said the…

COLOMBIA / 8 MAR 2011

Just as quickly as 23 oil field workers were kidnapped in Vichada, one of Colombia's most rural and isolated departments, 21 of them were released the following Tuesday morning. Another…

COLOMBIA / 8 MAR 2011

Following the discovery in February of Colombia’s first fully submersible “narco-submarine,” built by drug cartels to ship cocaine through the Pacific to the United States via Central America…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 MAR 2011

Last Wednesday Ecuador dismantled a weapons factory in Quito allegedly supplying arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC). Evidence is still scant,…

COLOMBIA / 4 MAR 2011

A report from the New York Times published Friday examines the way that gold mining in northern Colombia, particularly the department of Antioquia, is providing an extra source…

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