Colombian conflict (1964–present)
The Colombian conflict began approximately in 1964 or 1966 and is an ongoing low-intensity asymmetric war between the Colombian government, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates and left-wing guerrill...
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Paramilitarism in Colombia
Right-wing paramilitary groups in Colombia are armed groups that claim to be acting in opposition to revolutionary Marxist-Leninist guerrilla forces and their allies among the civilian population. Ant...
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Colombian parapolitics scandal
The Colombian parapolitics scandal or "parapolítica" in Spanish (a combination of the words paramilitar and política) refers to the 2006–present Colombian congressional scandal in which several congre...
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Rosso José Serrano
Rosso josé Serrano Cadena was born on August 30, 1942 in Vélez, Colombia. Head Chief General of the Colombian National Police from 1994 to 2000 during Ernesto Samper's presidency and was one of the ma...
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Jorge Noguera Cotes
Jorge Aurelio Noguera Cotes (born 25 September 1963) is a Colombian lawyer and former Director of the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), the intelligence service agency of Colombia. A Libera...
Doe v. Chiquita Brands International
Doe v. Chiquita Brands International is a class-action lawsuit brought in the United States District Court of New Jersey, filed on June 13, 2007. The suit was filed by Colombian families represented b...
Workers Revolutionary Party of Colombia
Workers Revolutionary Party of Colombia (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores de Colombia) was a political party in Colombia. The party was founded in 1982. It emerged from the 'Maj...
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Peasant Self-Defense Forces of Córdoba and Urabá
Autodefensas Campesinas de Córdoba y Urabá (ACCU), Spanish for Peasant Self-Defense Forces of Córdoba and Urabá, was a paramilitary group formed in northwestern Colombia, operating mainly in the Antio...
Plan Colombia
Plan Colombia is the name of a United States military and diplomatic aid initiative aimed at combating Colombian drug cartels and left-wing insurgent groups in Colombian territory. The plan was origin...
Humanitarian exchange
The Humanitarian Exchange or Humanitarian Accord (Spanish: Acuerdo Humanitario, Intercambio Humanitario or Canje Humanitario) referred to a possible accord to exchange hostages for prisoners betwe...
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Jorge Daniel Castro
Jorge Daniel Castro Castro (born 1950 in Mocoa, Putumayo) is a Colombian former General of the Colombian National Police and business administrator graduated from the Cooperative University and the In...
Los Pepes
Los Pepes, a name derived from the Spanish phrase "Perseguidos por Pablo Escobar" ("People persecuted by Pablo Escobar"), was a short-lived vigilante group composed of enemies of drug lord Pablo Escob...
Operacion Fenix
Operación Fénix (English: Operation Phoenix), was an attack by the Colombian military against a camp of the guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 1.8 kilometers (1.1 m...
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Cacique Nutibara Bloc
The Cacique Nutivara Bloc (in Spanish, Bloque Cacique Nutibara, or BCN) was a Colombian paramilitary bloc founded by Diego Murillo Bejarano, affiliated with the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia ...
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia
The United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, or AUC, in Spanish) is a Colombian para-military and drug trafficking group which was an active belligerent in the Colombia...
Bahía Portete massacre
The Bahía Portete massacre (Spanish: Masacre de Bahia Portete) was a massacre in the Colombian town of Bahía Portete (municipality of Uribia), in the Department of La Guajira on April 16, 2004. It...
Villatina Massacre
The Villatina massacre was a massacre of eight children and one young adult by the Colombian police that took place on November 15, 1992 in the city of Medellín. Colombian policemen had been killed by...
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Palace of Justice siege
The Palace of Justice siege (Toma del Palacio de Justicia in Spanish) was a 1985 attack against the Supreme Court of Colombia, in which members of the M-19 guerrilla group took over the Palace of Just...
19th of April Movement
The 19th of April Movement (in Spanish: Movimiento 19 de Abril) or M-19, was a Colombian guerrilla movement. After its demobilization it became a political party, the M-19 Democratic Alliance (Al...
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Justice and Peace Law of Colombia
The Justice and Peace Law of Colombia or Law 975 of 2005 is a legal framework promoted by the government of Alvaro Uribe Velez and approved by Congress to facilitate the demobilization of paramilitari...
Guevarista Revolutionary Army
The Guevarista Revolutionary Army (Ejército Revolucionario Guevarista, ERG) was a revolutionary, guerrilla group operating in Colombia. It formed in 1992 as an offshoot of the ELN.[1]. It was named a...
Mauricio Pimiento
Mauricio Pimiento Barrera (born March 17, 1961) is a Colombian politician, former Senator of Colombia.[1] Pimiento was arrested on February 16, 2007 after being involved in the Para-political scandal....
Los Urabeños
Los Urabeños (English: 'The ones from Urabá') is a Colombian, drug trafficking neo-paramilitary group involved in the Colombian armed conflict. It is considered the most powerful neo-paramilitary grou...
Operation Jaque
Operation Jaque (Spanish: Operación Jaque) was a Colombian military operation that resulted in the successful rescue of 15 hostages, including former Colombian presidential candidate Íngrid Betanc...
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Bojayá massacre
The Bojayá massacre (Spanish: La Masacre de Bojayá) was a massacre that occurred on May 2, 2002 in the Colombian town of Bojayá (with its urban centre also referred to as Bellavista), in Chocó dep...
Ernesto Rojas Commandos
The Ernesto Rojas Commandos (Spanish: Comandos Ernesto Rojas), was a small guerrilla group in Colombia. It was formed through a split in the EPL in 1991. It demobilized through a peace treaty wit...
Libertadores del Vichada
Libertadores del Vichada (English: The Liberators of Vichada), is a Colombian drug trafficking neo-paramilitary group involved in the Colombian armed conflict. It is considered to be one of the most i...