“Examines criminal governance during the pandemic of three groups based in Tumaco: the Alfonso Cano Western Bloc (BOAC), the United Guerrillas of the Pacific (GUP) and the Contadores (Accountants).”
Profiles a social leader, and the dangers she faces, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Bogotá.
A look at the security situation amid the health crisis in Catatumbo, southern Córdoba, and Antioquia’s northeast and Bajo Cauca regions.
Finds that failures to implement the peace accord are endangering the lives of human rights defenders.
Documenting the causes of attacks on social leaders in post-conflict Colombia, and necessary steps for their protection.
A look at the many challenges to peace accord implementation in one of Colombia’s most neglected and complicated regions.
The annual security situation overview produced by researchers at Bogotá’s Fundación Paz y Reconciliación.
A very critical book-length set of studies and essays about the human rights and peace implementation situation two years into the Duque government.
A look at compliance in peace accord commitments and the security situation in Guaviare, a department in south-central Colombia with a heavy presence of FARC dissident groups.
Identifies loopholes and weaknesses in Colombia’s laws and procedures for limiting weapons sales.
Warns of the vicious measures that illegal armed groups have taken to enforce COVID-19 lockdowns, and control territory, in several parts of the country.
Finds a 55 percent increase in deaths from political violence during the first half of 2020, compared with the first half of 2019.
Finds an increase in ELN violence due mainly to the group’s February 2020 “armed strike.”
Examines how Mexican drug trafficking organizations have financed and linked up with Colombian counterparts during the post-accord period.
U.S. researchers explore forced disappearance and other security dynamics at the Colombia-Venezuela border region in Norte de Santander department.
An overview of conflict trends during the first four months of 2020. Notes some decrease in overall violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with armed groups enforcing restrictions and social leaders facing even more attacks.
An accounting of acts of violence against local political and social leaders around the country. The MOE counts 41 killings of such leaders during the first three months of 2020.
A look at recent changes in Colombia’s cocaine market, coca production, armed group participation, and transshipment patterns.