As illustrated by the unprecedented violence in Mexico, drug trafficking groups have evolved to not only pose significant challenges to that country, but to governments and societies across the Western Hemisphere, including the United States. Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National…

FARC’s No. 2 killed in Colombian military raid

Jorge Briceno, a field marshal and second-in-command of Colombia’s main leftist rebel group, has been killed in a military raid, Colombian authorities said Thursday.

12 FARC terrorists killed in Tolim

Colombia’s Defence Ministry stated that Colombian troops killed 12 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorists on Sunday in an attack in the mountainous central province of Tolima.

FARC to execute 47 guerrillas for hostage rescue

Colombian army commander General Oscar Gonzales announced on Wednesday that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) commander “Mono Jojoy” ordered the execution of 47 guerrillas from FARC’s 7th Front who were in charge of guarding the four hostages rescued by…

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez allegedly helped Colombian, Spanish militants forge ties

WaPo: Now, based on documents and witness testimony, Chávez is facing fresh accusations that his government has gone well beyond assisting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Documents seized from two subversive groups, along with information provided by…

6 FARC rebels killed, 18 captured

The Colombian military officials announced that army troops killed six and captured 18 guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in central west of the country on Sunday.