All About Colombia

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2010

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has been subpoenaed by a US federal court to testify about his knowledge of the activities of US coal company Drummond, which allegedly…

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2010

Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, alias Gabino, the top leader of the National Liberation Army reappeared to call for a Constitutional Assembly just as many analysts were calling the rebel group finished,…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Colombian publications Verdad Abierta website and its partner Semana magazine have published an article looking at the ways unlicensed gold mining is feeding the armed conflict in Northern Antioquia, Colombia.

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines Wednesday for making a frank comparison between Mexico's drug war and Colombia's insurgency.

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released a public statement in reaction to the death of their top military commander, "Mono Jojoy," who died early Tuesday morning after…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

In what President Juan Manuel Santos called the most important strike ever against the FARC, top military commander Jorge Briceño, alias "Mono Jojoy," died after a military operation Wednesday night.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 NOV 2010

With occasional advice from a "witch," a group of police and military officials sold arms to the FARC's 48th Front, Colombian news media is reporting.

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Colombian authorities arrested 20 people in 4 different cities in Colombia who formed part of a network that helped send upwards of 700 kilos of cocaine per month to the…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Suspected members of the Rastrojos criminal gang threw a grenade at a small store in Tumaco, a city along the Pacific Coast known for being a depot and launching pad for…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Six members of Colombia's navy were arrested on charges of helping the criminal gang known as the Rastrojos, the Associated Press reported. The men were arrested on the…

ALFONSO CANO / 1 NOV 2010

September has been one of the bloodiest months on record in recent years for Colombia's armed forces with guerrilla ambushes taking the lives of 37 security forces personnel, the majority…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Emerging Criminal Groups or BACRIM's are overrunning mercury mines in Córdoba and Antioquia, President Juan Manuel Santos announced. The mines are contaminated the environment, he added, stating that…

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Last week, InSight Crime published the first installment of a nine-part investigation uncovering the hidden depths of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America. The first installment covered Central America and…

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Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

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InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

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Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…