All About Urabeños

COLOMBIA / 13 APR 2016

Clashes between leftist guerillas and a neo-paramilitary organized crime group in the Colombian province of Antioquia may foreshadow the violent renegotiation of criminal economies and territories that could occur if…

COLOMBIA / 13 APR 2016

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced his administration will further increase pressure against the country's neo-paramilitary organizations known as BACRIM, a sign of the growing importance of these groups in…

COLOMBIA / 11 APR 2016

A recent security operation confirmed the expansion of the Urabeños into Colombia's lucrative Eastern Plains region, highlighting the criminal organization's territorial expansion despite heavy pressure from the country's security forces. …

COLOMBIA / 2 APR 2016

Colombia criminal organization the Urabeños' recently decreed 24-hour strike emptied streets and nearly paralyzed daily activities in the group's areas of influence, suggesting a deep social penetration and perhaps a…

URABEÑOS / 25 FEB 2016

A new report offers insights into where organized crime is most concentrated in Venezuela, but without more data from government agencies the country's criminal landscape remains shrouded in uncertainty.

COLOMBIA / 27 JAN 2016

Ex-paramilitary and founder of the Urabeños, alias "Don Mario," has linked former President Álvaro Uribe to paramilitary activity, but the current senator claims the accusations are simply a strategy to…

COLOMBIA / 26 JAN 2016

One of Colombia's most powerful criminal organizations could be moving into new territory in the eastern part of the country in an attempt to fill the vacuum left by the…

COLOMBIA / 19 JAN 2016

Venezuelan police have killed a former Colombian paramilitary accused of committing murders and trafficking drugs along the Venezuela-Colombia frontier, a development which the Maduro government could use to further justify…

COLOMBIA / 18 JAN 2016

Colombia has heralded the capture of the "last great capo" of Medellin mafia the "Oficina de Envigado," but such labels no longer match the reality of an evolved criminal network…

COLOMBIA / 6 JAN 2016

Colombia's top police chief has said the armed forces may bomb more encampments belonging to criminal group the Urabeños, nearly a year after the government initiated a massive security surge meant…

COLOMBIA / 11 DEC 2015

Colombian authorities have arrested members of a network that laundered drug payments between Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel and Colombian criminal organization the Urabeños, providing insight into the small-scale strategies used by…

COLOMBIA / 7 DEC 2015

Authorities in Colombia have dismantled a network of illegal mining operators allegedly working for drug trafficking group the Urabeños, providing further evidence of how the country's criminal organizations are deepening…

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