All About Gentil Duarte

COLOMBIA / 26 APR 2019

Former Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos said that the peace process with the FARC is “irreversible.” He may yet be proven wrong.

COLOMBIA / 22 APR 2019

A new United Nations report has revealed a scandalous increase in the number of massacres carried out in Colombia, revealing new criminal dynamics in strategic areas of the country.

COLOMBIA / 3 APR 2019

FARC dissident commander Miguel Botache Santillana, alias "Gentil Duarte," is leading a movement to unite Colombia's former FARC fighters into a single force -- and he may well succeed.

COLECTIVOS / 22 MAR 2019

The ELN, Colombia’s last rebel army, has engaged in exponential growth over the last four years, both in Colombia and within Venezuela, and may now be described as a Colombo-Venezuelan…

COLOMBIA / 16 MAR 2019

There is now a clear and present criminal menace and national security threat taking shape, and the Colombian government may be encouraging its growth through its policy choices.

COLOMBIA / 11 MAR 2019

Hundreds of citizens in a key drug trafficking region of southern Colombia have been forced to flee their homes amid increased fighting between rival criminal groups, highlighting shifting criminal dynamics…

COLOMBIA / 6 FEB 2019

The death of FARC dissident leader “Rodrigo Cadete” in a recent Colombia military operation has dealt a severe blow to a group of FARC dissidents who wish to unite the…

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.

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 / 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 PERSONALITIES / MAY 26, 2022

Miguel Botache Santillana, better known as "Gentil Duarte," was Colombia's most wanted criminal until his death in May 2022.

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