UN warns Colombia over Collusion with Paramilitary Groups

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council is “concerned” over ongoing ties between state agents and death squads in Colombia, it said in the periodic review of the country. The UN’s highest human rights body said it was “concerned” about paramilitary groups that were formed after a demobilization process with paramilitary umbrella organization AUC between 2003 […]

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Human slaughter houses return to Colombia’s Pacific coast

Crime groups have created so-called chop houses in port city Tumaco where victims are dismembered before being thrown in the waters leading to the Pacific Ocean, according to Colombia’s Inspector General. According to Inspector General Fernando Carrillo, the houses used to torture, kill and dismember victims have appeared in at least seven neighborhoods that have […]

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Mexican Cartels Seek New Partners In Colombia

As the criminal landscape across the Americas continues to evolve, Colombian authorities strongly believe that cartels from Mexico are taking steps to establish themselves deep within Colombia’s borders. It is more likely however, that the Mexican cartels are looking for new partners to fill the void created by FARC’s demobilisation and the decline of the […]

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Video of Possible Extrajudicial Police Killing in Mexico

A mobile phone video which appears to show several possible extrajudicial killings carried out by Mexican police in Reynosa, a city on the border, is just one more addition to the ever-more frequent examples of the way in which corruption paired with an inefficient justice system and a severe lack of sufficient resources is leading […]

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Are New Allegations Another Step Towards Criminal Charges for Venezuela’s President?

As Luisa Ortega, the Venezuelan ex-attorney general declares that she has presented United States prosecutors with evidence to implicate President Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled leader, in fraudulent activities, criminal charges against the country’s leader become one step closer. Ortega accuses the president of diverting around $10 million from Venezuela’s treasury in a high-value corruption scheme which […]

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