A look at the Colombian security forces’ five-year campaign against the Gulf Clan paramilitary organization in northwestern Colombia.
Colombia is nearing re-initiation of a suspended, U.S.-backed program of spraying herbicides from aircraft over coca-growing zones. This report evaluates this strategy according to six criteria.
A detailed overview of the security situation at the Colombia-Venezuela border.
An annual report on the state of press freedom in Colombia by the Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa.
Since our last report on January 9, WOLA received the following cases of concern.
A detailed update, as of October 31, 2019, on the state of the Colombian government’s illicit crop substitution program within the framework of chapter 4 of the 2016 peace accord. (Link at unodc.org)
La Silla Vacía goes beyond the numbers, explaining the worsening crisis of homicides of demobilized FARC members.
A regularly updated collection of official security, defense, and counter-drug statistics. (Link at mindefensa.gov.co)
The DEA’s annual report on drug trafficking patterns affecting the United States. Includes discussion of the cocaine trade and Colombian armed groups and organized crime. (Link at dea.gov)
The 18th Front FARC dissident group and the Gulf Clan paramilitaries are increasing their presence in the historically conflictive municipality of Ituango, Antioquia, where demobilized FARC members are especially vulnerable.
Reporters from the Medellín daily hold a rare interview with leaders of the breakaway paramilitary group sowing violence in Antioquia’s Bajo Cauca region and southern Córdoba department.
An investigation into the current state of the ELN guerrillas, and prospects for an eventual re-start of negotiations.
Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín of Colombia’s National University talks to La Silla Vacía about the history of paramilitarism in Colombia and the possibility that it might make a comeback.
Semana looks at internal divisions, defections, and disagreements in the FARC political party.