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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…

COLOMBIA / 25 MAY 2018

Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is the name on everyone’s lips, the cornerstone of Colombia’s rocky peace process.

COLOMBIA / 23 MAY 2018

Authorities in Colombia have dismantled a subterranean cocaine hydrochloride-producing laboratory in one of the country’s most strategic drug trafficking regions, suggesting that there is growing sophistication and innovation among ex-FARC…

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2018

Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine through Venezuela on its journey to US and European markets, while Venezuela’s contraband fuel has gushed in the other direction. But today the criminal links…

COLOMBIA / 27 APR 2018

In our April 26 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya and Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez discussed the events that have been jeopardizing the country’s peace accord with the FARC…

COLOMBIA / 25 APR 2018

The announcement by a FARC party heavyweight that he would not take a senatorial seat he was offered as part of a 2016-peace agreement may further jeopardize an already shaky…

COLOMBIA / 17 APR 2018

Members of the ex-FARC mafia along the Colombia-Ecuador border are under heightened pressure from security forces in the wake of the killing of three Ecuadorean press workers, illustrating evolving criminal…

COLOMBIA / 16 APR 2018

Funding for the implementation of Colombia's peace process with the FARC guerrilla group has come under increased scrutiny recently, with a series of accusations and investigations into alleged corruption threatening…

COLOMBIA / 12 APR 2018

The arrest of Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” has shaken the FARC party, tried the new peace courts, and implicated scores of other underworld figures, including Mexico’s “Narco…

COLOMBIA / 10 APR 2018

The bold arrest of one of the FARC’s top leaders on drug charges has shaken Colombia’s peace process, uncovered ties between a FARC politician and criminalized splinter groups wreaking havoc…

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