Archives for Colombia

How the weak won the war on drugs: drug cartel fragmentation and the evolution of the new generation of Colombian drug traffickers.

2 Sep, 2022
Damian Gariglio

New factors and circumstances are reshaping and redefining modern drug dealing organisations in Colombia. A defensive response Consistent violence has occurred within and throughout Colombia in the last thirty years as a consequence of the so-called “war on drugs” between the state and criminal actors. This unrest has catalysed a…

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Human Trafficking in a Post-Accord Colombia: A Persistent Trend of Targeted NNA Forced Recruitment

6 Oct, 2021
Carl Vosloh

On November 26, 2016, the signing of the Peace Accord (hereinafter referred to as the Accord) between the Government of Colombia (GoC) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was perceived by some citizens as the start of a new phase in the country’s violent history. Others felt it…

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Seeing Through the Havana Peace Agreement’s Approach to Drug Policy

14 Nov, 2018
Dr. Julian Fernandez

When Colombia’s ex-president Juan Manuel Santos left office in June 2018, his country boasted of over 209,000 hectares of coca leaf – the most it has ever had. Santos’s political opponents blame him for the boom in coca cultivation, claiming that at the end of his predecessor Alvaro Uribe’s administration, the number of…

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Where is all the coca going?

30 Aug, 2016
Diorella Islas

In July 2016, the UNODC and the governments of Peru, Bolivia and Colombia published three separate national reports on the cultivation of coca leaves. For the first two countries the reports show a slight decrease between 2014 and 2015: 6.1 per cent for Peru (from 42,000 to 40,300 hectares) and 1 per cent in Bolivia…

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