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Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, alias "Gavilán," transformed himself from Maoist guerrilla to... ReadLeer
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Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, alias ‘Gavilán’

Until his extradition to the United States in 2008, Diego Fernando Murillo, alias "Don Berna," was... ReadLeer
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Diego Fernando Murillo, alias ‘Don Berna’

Medellin native Henry de Jesus Lopez, alias "Mi Sangre," had a prolific criminal career that saw... ReadLeer

Henry de Jesús López, alias ‘Mi Sangre’

Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias "Caracho," is a former soldier who was recruited into the ranks of... ReadLeer
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Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias ‘Caracho’

Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias "Timochenko," is only the third commander-in-chief in the FARC's... ReadLeer
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Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias ‘Timochenko’

Colombia's government is making more effort than ever before to keep criminals from winning... ReadLeer
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Cleaning Up Colombia’s Vote: The Government Response

Colombia has seen 41 candidates killed in the run-up to the local elections, in an explosion of... ReadLeer
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Despite Security Gains, Violence Stalks Colombia’s Elections

Colombia's new generation criminal gangs, known as BACRIMs, have set their sights on infiltrating... ReadLeer
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The New Political Face of Colombia’s Drug Gangs

The United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - AUC) was a... ReadLeer


The Aguilas Negras, or Black Eagles, are a non-cohesive group dedicated to protecting the economic... ReadLeer
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Águilas Negras

Angel de Jesus Pacheco Chanci, alias "Sebastian," is generally recognized as being responsible for... ReadLeer
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Angel de Jesus Pacheco Chanci, alias ‘Sebastian’

A member of Colombia’s AUC, Rafael Alvarez Piñeda, alias "Chepe," demobilized in 2006, going on... ReadLeer
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Rafael Alvarez Piñeda, alias ‘Chepe’