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    Factions of Colombian Army Accused of Spying on Their Own Government

    Reports surfaced last week alleging that the Colombian Army was working alongside civilian hackers to spy on the government’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) peace negotiators. In what sounds like an episode of Homeland, the army is accused of intercepting FARC communications from offices disguised as a restaurant and computer … More

    New Leader, Same Narco-Terrorist FARC

    When the infamous Alfonso Cano, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was killed recently during an assault by government forces, the longstanding guerilla group faced a pivotal moment: It could have fractured under the lack of leadership, or it could have continued with its violent mission. It … More

    Progress in Colombia Aids Its FTA Case

    June 10 marked an important step forward in Colombia’s efforts to build enduring democratic security and pursue justice: Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, signed the Victims’ and Land Restitution Law. In the past, violence perpetrated primarily by paramilitary groups and guerrillas displaced 4 million Colombians, forcing them off as much … More