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Mapping Colombia’s illegal armed groups
Feb 16, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Mapping Colombia’s illegal armed groups

posted by Julietta Ramirez

Several illegal armed groups in Colombia are involved in drug trafficking or political violence. These groups are not active in the entire national territory, but generally cover specific territories considered key  Full Article »

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Feb 15, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Los Paisas areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Los Paisas are one of Colombia’s smaller neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organizations and on the verge of extinction because of ongoing pressure by larger criminal organizations like the Urabeños.

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Feb 15, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Aguilas Negras areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Aguilas Negras is a neo-paramilitary group or are small neo-paramilitary groups that has become one of the most elusive and mysterious remnants of the paramilitary group AUC.

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Feb 15, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Los Machos areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Los Machos are one of Colombia’s smallest criminal organizations and are active only in the area around the city of Cali.

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Feb 15, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Libertadores de Vichada areas of operation

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Libertadores de Vichada (Liberators of Vichada) are one of two neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organizations active across the country’s eastern plains.

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Feb 15, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Bloque Meta areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The “Bloque Meta” (Meta Bloc) is a neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organization active in Colombia’s eastern plains.

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Feb 15, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Los Rastrojos areas of influence

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The Rastrojos are one of Colombia’s most powerful drug trafficking organizations. The group is particularly strong in the southwest of the country.

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Valle del Cauca
Jan 7, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Valle del Cauca

posted by Administrator

Valle del Cauca is the third-largest economy in Colombia, home to world salsa capital Cali, and one of the most culturally diverse states of the South American country.

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Amazonas
Jan 2, 2015 Ξ Leave a comment

Amazonas

posted by Administrator

Amazonas is the most southern state of Colombia, bordering Venezuela, Brazil and Peru. Most of the department consists of dense rainforest.

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1985 Palace of Justice siege
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Leave a comment

1985 Palace of Justice siege

posted by Joel Gillin

The Palace of Justice siege refers to the 1985 occupation of Colombia’s Supreme Court building by M-19 guerrillas, and the subsequent violent military retake that cost the lives of at least a 100 people,  Full Article »

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