FARC

DEA Agents Posed as FARC to Net International Arms Trafficker

A man from the Ivory Coast has pleaded guilty in a US court to offering support to undercover DEA agents posing as members of Colombia‘s FARC guerrilla group, raising questions about the handling of similar operations in the future in light of the FARC‘s ongoing demobilization…

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Weekly InSight: Colombia’s Criminal Dynamics and Allegations against Honduras Elites

In our March 23 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa moderated a discussion with Co-director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos about two of the biggest organized crime stories in Latin America this week: the evolving criminal dynamics in Colombia as the peace process with the FARC unfolds, and the explosive allegations leveled by a confessed drug trafficker against numerous Honduran elites…

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Colombia’s Urabeños Seek Inclusion in Peace Process

One of Colombia‘s most powerful criminal organizations is reportedly asking to be included in an ongoing peace process between the government and the country’s main guerrilla group, a decision that may have been influenced by increased pressure from state security forces…

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Tempted by Gold, FARC Dissidents Reject Peace Process

A group of guerrillas in Colombia who have deserted the country’s ongoing peace process are reportedly seeking control over lucrative criminal economies, illustrating a number of challenges associated with the expected criminalization of rebels as the demobilization process moves forward…

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Doubts Surround International Support for Colombia Peace Deal

A number of doubts are swirling around the amount of international assistance Colombia can expect to receive to support a historic peace agreement with the country’s main rebel group, raising questions about how funding issues could impact the implementation of the deal…

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FARC Dissidents Forming Criminal Groups in Ecuador: Reports

Recent reports suggest that dissident members of Colombia‘s main guerrilla group have begun forming new criminal structures in Ecuador, raising the possibility that others could follow in their footsteps as the group’s leadership finalizes a peace deal with the Colombian government…

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Shifting Criminal Alliances Could Complicate FARC Concentration Zones

Evolving relationships between criminal and paramilitary actors in several areas of Colombia could complicate efforts to establish concentration zones intended to facilitate the demobilization of the country’s largest guerrilla group as a historic peace process continues to unfold…

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