Jeremy McDermott

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 09:14
Amid increasing desertion, two rival groups of FARCrebels clashed leaving two dead, a clear violation of the ceasefire and evidence that the rebel movement is breaking apart even as the peace process enters its implementation phase.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 06:53
At the very least, the October 2 "No" vote in the plebiscite on Colombia's peace accord opens the process to a series of modifications. At most, it could result in a complete collapse of negotiations and a return to full-scale war.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:26
The contrast between the FARC’s 10th Conference and the last peace process in this same place 16 years ago could not be more marked. The FARC has changed and cannot go back to the war it once waged, funded by billions from the drug trade.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:53
The FARC’s pledge to end its war to overthrow the Colombian state is a huge step forward in reducing the country's violence. But an end to the five-decade old civil conflict is still far off. Here are eight reasons why, even should the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) disarm and demobilize today, the civil conflict will continue.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 08:33
Colombian organized crime, currently represented by the Urabeños, remains a pioneering force in the international illegal narcotics trade. However, it is becoming increasingly hard to spot it.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 00:00
The fact that the Urabenos are working with the Mexicans to supply the European, as well the US market, shows ever deepening levels of cooperation.
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 00:00
It is likely that the PCC's monthly earnings are far in excess of $2.5 million a month
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 00:00
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has been captured at a beach resort in Mazatlan, calling into question the future of Mexico"s most powerful drug trafficking organization, the Sinaloa Cartel.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 00:00
Guatemala has extradited a woman reported to have served as a link between the FARC and international drug trafficking organizations, suggesting that an individual FARC unit has developed its own export routes and may be looking to go it alone if a peace
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 00:00
The Shining Path will almost certainly try to block eradication efforts in the VRAEM, and the aim of destroying 75 percent of the coca in the areas they operate is extremely ambitious