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About That Handshake Between FARC Leader, Colombia President…

FARC / 30 SEP 2015

On September 23, guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a key agreement with the Colombian government about how to approach transitional justice in a post-conflict scenario.

COLOMBIA / 4 SEP 2012

A rap video released by Colombian guerrilla group the FARC expresses a defiant position towards the peace talks set to begin in Norway in October, and continues the rebels’…

COLOMBIA / 9 FEB 2012

A newly published report states that the FARC stepped up actions in 2011, in no small part due to their alliance with rebel cousins the ELN, while despite mass arrests…

COLOMBIA / 17 JAN 2012

The Colombian government is stepping up security measures along the eastern border with Venezuela, where the head of the country's largest guerrilla group is believed to be based, in response…

COLOMBIA / 10 JAN 2012

Almost exactly a decade after peace talks collapsed, the commander-in-chief of Colombia's FARC rebels has reached out to the president and suggested that negotiations pick up again where they left…

COLOMBIA / 12 DEC 2011

The defeat of the FARC, and the capture or killing of its new commander-in-chief, alias "Timochenko," will be extremely difficult without the active collaboration of Venezuela.

COLOMBIA / 21 NOV 2011

In his first public statement as leader of the rebel group, the FARC's new commander-in-chief, alias 'Timochenko,' labeled the Colombian government’s response to the death of 'Alfonso Cano' as…

ALFONSO CANO / 15 NOV 2011

Colombia's hopes for a peaceful solution to the 47 year civil conflict may have suffered a setback, after the FARC opted for a military, rather than a political, figure as…

COLOMBIA PERSONALITIES / JANUARY 28, 2020

Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias "Timochenko," is only the third commander-in-chief in the FARC's nearly 50-year history. Of the three, Timochenko has the most mysterious past. …

ALFONSO CANO / 15 NOV 2011

Colombia's largest rebel group the FARC announced its new top commander is Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias "Timochenko." The announcement follows the death of its previous leader "Alfonso…

ALFONSO CANO / 15 NOV 2011

Following the death of their leader, alias 'Alfonso Cano,' the FARC guerrilla group issued a statement refusing to surrender, but said they would continue to seek a political solution with…

ALFONSO CANO / 7 NOV 2011

In 47 years of existence the FARC have only had two commanders-in-chief: founder "Manuel Marulanda," who died of natural causes in 2008, and "Alfonso Cano," killed in an army offensive…

ALFONSO CANO / 5 NOV 2011

In another blow to the FARC rebels, Guillermo Leon Saenz, alias "Alfonso Cano," the commander in chief of the group, has been killed by government forces.

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

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

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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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

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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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

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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InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

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…