All About Colombia

COLOMBIA / 24 DEC 2010

Emails mined from a computer of a slain leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) show the guerrillas intended to kidnap businessmen in various parts of…

COLOMBIA / 23 DEC 2010

A U.S. government cable from Madrid, Spain, released by the whistle-blower site WikiLeaks and republished by InSight, says the Mexican criminal organizations now dominate the Spanish drug trafficking…

AUC / 17 DEC 2010

A report from Colombia's National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation (CNNR) this week says 6,000 demobilized members of the right-wing paramilitary groups have re-joined criminal organizations.

COLOMBIA / 16 DEC 2010

Police in the western coastal city of Buenaventura on Wednesday discovered a sizeable arms and munitions cache used by the Western Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (…

COLOMBIA / 15 DEC 2010

As drug trafficking organizations make aerial eradication more difficult, authorities must rely on manual eradication, in which they are vulnerable to sniper attacks and, increasingly, landmines.  Colombia is leading South America…

COLOMBIA / 15 DEC 2010

In this interview, just twenty days before his death in September, Jorge Briceño Suarez, alias "Mono Jojoy," the legendary military commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (…

COLOMBIA / 10 DEC 2010

The penalties for drug offenses in Colombia and Mexico do not successfully target large-scale traffickers, says a report released Thursday.

AUC / 9 DEC 2010

An analysis by the think tank Verdad Abierta says that the largest criminal bands in Colombia, including the ERPAC, Rastrojos, Urabeños, Paisas and Aguilas Negras, are the successors to paramilitary…

COLOMBIA / 9 DEC 2010

Colombian Police Commander General Oscar Naranjo complained that a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant and drug traffickers in Miami were conspiring against him, a U.S. embassy cable revealed by the…

ALFONSO CANO / 8 DEC 2010

Spanish newspaper El Pais published five U.S. government cables describing a series of meetings between top government officials, including President Alvaro Uribe, concerning peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces…

ALFONSO CANO / 8 DEC 2010

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said Wednesday that they may free five hostages, including three members of the security forces and two councilmen.

COLOMBIA / 7 DEC 2010

Officials of the Colombian Administrative Department of Security (DAS) discovered six fire extinguishers packed with 18.7 kilos of explosive material early Tuesday in a southern neighborhood of Bogotá. …

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