U.S. researchers explore forced disappearance and other security dynamics at the Colombia-Venezuela border region in Norte de Santander department.
A discussion about security conditions along the Colombia-Venezuela border.
The security and human rights situation amid fighting between armed groups along the Colombia-Venezuela border.
A survey of conditions along the Colombia-Venezuela border as it braces for the impact of coronavirus.
- The bodies of 13 people are found in Palmarito, outside the city of Cúcuta, and across the border in Venezuela. The massacre is believed to be the result of fighting between the ELN and the Rastrojos—the remnant of a once much stronger post-paramilitary group—for control of cross-border smuggling routes. “The most conservative estimates,” Semana reports, “say that this war has left 37 dead in recent months.”
A look at the security and drug-trafficking situation in the remote zone where Peru borders Colombia, where Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency. Video accompanies an article and multimedia presentation by the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.
A detailed overview of the security situation at the Colombia-Venezuela border.
Abuses including murder, forced labor, child recruitment, and rape are often committed as part of the groups’ strategy to control the social, political, and economic life of Arauca and Apure. Impunity for such abuses is the rule.