All About Ex-FARC Mafia

COLOMBIA / 3 OCT 2018

A series of attacks on multinational companies operating in Colombia could indicate that armed groups are shedding discipline for increased criminal gains, in a new era of organized crime in…

COLOMBIA / 1 OCT 2018

Authorities in Colombia have seized the first set of assets allegedly linked to a dissident ex-FARC mafia network, providing further insight into the economic standing of these dissident groups.

COCA / 19 SEP 2018

Cocaine production in Colombia broke new records in 2017, ushering in a new era of criminal violence among the many armed actors vying to control the lucrative industry as criminal…

COLOMBIA / 11 SEP 2018

Security forces in Colombia killed a high-level leader of a criminal group descended from recently demobilized leftist guerrillas, potentially paving the way for an outbreak of conflict along the Pacific…

COLOMBIA / 23 AUG 2018

The restructuring of Colombia's underworld in the wake of the demobilization of the FARC guerrillas continues apace, with cells of criminalized former fighters seeking new alliances, rebuilding old ones and…

COLOMBIA / 8 AUG 2018

Colombia's new President Iván Duque took office August 7 where he will have to face down an ever-evolving underworld.

COLOMBIA / 21 JUL 2018

While Colombia celebrated its Independence Day, key members of the new FARC political party abandoned their seats in Congress and contemplated their military options, adding to the country's recent dramatic…

COLOMBIA / 6 JUL 2018

The arrest of a powerful FARC dissident in Colombia illustrates how intensifying criminalization of ex-guerrilla may prevent the government from fully implementing the 2016 peace accords it signed with the…

COLOMBIA / 6 JUL 2018

In our July 5 Facebook Live session, Spanish editor Ronna Rísquez and Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya discussed the recent arrest of the FARC dissident known by the alias "Rambo," who…

ECUADOR / 21 JUN 2018

Ecuadorean authorities have identified new players from the ex-FARC mafia network headed by alias “El Guacho.” But while authorities edge closer to Colombia’s most notorious new-generation criminal, the power behind…

COLOMBIA / 19 JUN 2018

The election of conservative Iván Duque as Colombia's next president has raised questions on how the country will tackle some of the many challenges it faces regarding new criminal dynamics, rising…

COLOMBIA / 12 JUN 2018

The disappearance and murder of four people and a number of cases of mass forced displacement and confinement, have drawn the government’s attention to the neglected Naya region, located between…

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