All About ELN Peace

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2016

Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas have announced the start of formal peace negotiations, but the government's lengthy peace process with rebel group the FARC cautions against expecting a quick resolution…

COLOMBIA / 27 OCT 2015

Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group has carried out its deadliest attack in years by killing 12 members of the security forces, in what appears to be a show of force by…

COLOMBIA / 28 SEP 2015

The large size of Colombia's potential rebel demobilization raises questions about how the government plans to determine who is a guerrilla soldier and who is not.

COLOMBIA / 23 FEB 2015

Authorities in Colombia busted a kidnapping network that reportedly sold victims to rebel army the ELN, a possible indication the guerrilla group is distancing itself from this criminal activity in…

COLOMBIA / 1 JUL 2014

Colombia's ELN guerrillas have carried out several attacks since announcing their participation in preliminary peace talks with the government, a classic means of trying to strengthen their position at the…

COLOMBIA / 16 JUN 2014

Voters in Colombia have reelected incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos, whose electoral platform centered on continuing peace processes with the country's guerrilla groups, but any peace agreement could still be…

COLOMBIA / 11 JUN 2014

Colombia's government has initiated preliminary peace talks with the country's second largest guerrilla group, the ELN, in a move that raises the possibility of the demobilization of another major player in…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

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Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

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FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…