WOLA’s latest monthly urgent update on the situation of human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia.
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.
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.
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 survey of how illegal armed groups are imposing rules and enforcing quarantines during the COVID-19 crisis.
A summary of findings, from the Ombudsman’s Office’s early warning system, about the dire situation in Puerto López, Puerto Gaitán, and Cabuyaro.
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.