Former FARC commander Iván Mordisco has reappeared in Colombia after months of speculation that he had died.
Ecuador continues to regularly find caches of weaponry belonging to Colombian guerrilla groups, including land mines and hand grenades.
ELN fighting has reduced in most of Colombia following peace talk commitments, but in Arauca, the group remains active.
Latin America's environmental and land protectors are routinely murdered by the regions criminals.
Corruption, no supervision, and poor legislation have led to Latin American military weapons ending up in criminal hands.
A panel hosted by InSight Crime discussed the implications of the ELN and ex-FARC Mafia becoming binational guerrillas.
One of the ELN's most infamous leader, alias Pablito, has been crucial in helping the Colombian guerrilla group move its operations to Venezuela.
Colombian guerrillas evolved from seeing Venezuela as a safe place to retreat to seeing it as a full-blown expansion of their criminal activities.
While now comfortably established in two countries, the ELN have a chance to return to the negotiating table, according to President Gustavo Petro's "Total Peace" plan.
Colombia's region of Catatumbo and Venezuela's state of Zulia jointly form one of the world's busiest cocaine corridors.
Colombian rebels had long been welcome in Venezuela but now, they have arrived in force, bringing conflict with them.
As world leaders met for the United Nations General Assembly, Latin American presidents expressed various concerns about organized crime.
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