All About Colombia

ALFONSO CANO / 10 JAN 2011

In a thirteen minute video message posted on Youtube, the supreme commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias "Alfonso Cano," promised to "double"…

COLOMBIA / 6 JAN 2011

Another bomb, the third in a week, exploded outside the offices of a wealthy rancher in the city of Neiva in the southern department of Huila, a stronghold of the…

BRAZIL / 5 JAN 2011

A Colombian drug trafficker told Brazilian police of a plan to kidnap former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's son.

COLOMBIA / 5 JAN 2011

In a two-month operation with Interpol, Colombian police rescued 10,000 animals as part of an offensive against eco traffickers in the region.

COLOMBIA / 3 JAN 2011

With the end of 2010 comes a glut of statistics about rising versus decreasing crime rates across the hemisphere. In Mexico, most of the coverage has lamented skyrocketing murder rates…

CARACHO / 31 DEC 2010

A chart (pdf) released by Colombian Police identifies the remaining levels of the drug-smuggling group the Popular Revolutionary Antiterrorist Army of Colombia (RPAC). …

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

This video from the Colombian National Police shows operation codenamed "Diamond," which was designed to kill or capture Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo."…

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

The year 2010 saw a series of major successes in the governments' attempts to fight organized crime. From Mexico to Colombia, several top level criminals were captured or downed in…

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

Authorities have seized 6.4 tons of drugs in Colombia's Pacific port of Buenaventura, the largest seizure of 2010. Police stated the cocaine is the property of Daniel Barrera, alias "…

COLOMBIA / 29 DEC 2010

With the death of Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," and the arrest of his number two, Harold Humberto Rojas, alias "Loco Harold," the Popular Revolutionary Antiterrorist Army…

COLOMBIA / 29 DEC 2010

Colombia's Police say they have killed one of Colombia’s top drug traffickers, Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," or "Knife," in a shootout in the eastern province of Meta.

COLOMBIA / 27 DEC 2010

Colombia's prison authorities faced more questions after a woman was found in the jail cell of an ex-paramilitary leader in the high security wing of a Bogota prison.

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