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Report Breaks Down 15 Years of Bloodshed in Colombia's Murder Capital

COLOMBIA / 28 NOV 2016

A new analysis of 15 years of homicide statistics in Colombia's most violent city, Cali, highlights the direct correlation between underworld evolutions and violence in the country.

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2014

Police in Colombia have captured the country's "czar" of synthetic drugs, highlighting the growing demand for party drugs among Colombia's wealthy and the opportunism of organized criminal groups feeding the…

COLOMBIA / 18 DEC 2013

Former sworn enemies from criminal clans based in Colombia's violence capital, Cali, have brokered an alliance from prison, according to security forces, which if successful could shape the underworld in…

COLOMBIA / 9 DEC 2013

Violence in Colombia's Pacific region is being driven not only by new generation BACRIM groups but also by drug traffickers from the long gone Cali Cartel, say security forces, as…

COLOMBIA / 7 JUN 2013

The bitter vendetta that split Colombia's Norte Del Valle Cartel has now claimed its third generation of victims, and continues to play out as the Rastrojos battle the Urabeños.

COLOMBIA / 30 JAN 2013

Colombian police have captured the alleged head of the once-mighty Machos drug gang, in a blow to his allies in the Urabeños, and their campaign to push rivals the Rastrojos…

COLOMBIA / 12 APR 2011

The leader of the decimated Machos, a group once responsible for shipping hundreds of tons of cocaine to the US, has surrendered, while his bitter rivals, the Rastrojos, have become…

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