“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).”
One of a three-part series about the Bajo Cauca region of Antioquia department.
Warnings of security deterioration in the Caribbean city due to the presence of criminal groups that can trace their heritage back to the old AUC paramilitaries.
Contends that an entire web of uninvestigated organized-crime activity lies behind the August 11 massacre of five minors in a marginal Cali neighborhood.
A look at the security situation amid the health crisis in Catatumbo, southern Córdoba, and Antioquia’s northeast and Bajo Cauca regions.
A non-aggression pact between criminal groups has broken in the embattled port city in southwest Colombia.
The annual security situation overview produced by researchers at Bogotá’s Fundación Paz y Reconciliación.
Summarizes recent ombudsman (Defensoría) alerts about the threats to the population of southwestern Antioquia department resulting from increased organized crime and neo-paramilitary activity.
Journalists who would report on the severe violence in San José de Uré, southern Córdoba, are silenced.
The ELN is the largest of several armed groups operating, and mostly fighting each other bitterly, along the border between Norte de Santander department and Venezuela.
An overview, relying on studies from the Defensoría, of recent criminal gang dynamics in Medellín.
Examines how Mexican drug trafficking organizations have financed and linked up with Colombian counterparts during the post-accord period.
Sounds the alarm about the growing presence of the Gulf Clan and Pachencas neo-paramilitary groups in three Caribbean coast departments.
U.S. researchers explore forced disappearance and other security dynamics at the Colombia-Venezuela border region in Norte de Santander department.
A look at threats faced by social leaders in the Catatumbo region, with a thorough mapping of the security situation and illicit economies in each of 10 municipalities.
A summary of findings, from the Ombudsman’s Office’s early warning system, about the dire situation in Puerto López, Puerto Gaitán, and Cabuyaro.
The multi-part story of alias “Memo Fantasma,” a paramilitary drug trafficker with a long history and a low profile, who appears to have gotten away with it.