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Drugs, Cartels and Wars of Colombia

Factions in the war for and against drugs, the cartels, the people, publications, the facts and Human Rights

Colombia's Civil War

Current events, commentary and editorials from The Washington Post.

Colombia's powder keg

"Washington's ill-conceived policy could hurt human rights and fuel the drug trade" are the beginning words to an article explaining Plan Colombia.

Ejercito Liberacion Nacional

Home page for the ELN, or National Liberation Army, promotes their mission, deals with drugs, corruption, human rights and more.

frontline: drug wars: the business: colombian traffickers

"Since the 1970's, Colombia has been home to some of the most violent and sophisticated drug trafficking organizations in the world."

La Comisión Europea en Colombia y Ecuador

Web Page for the European Commission working to improve relations between Ecuador and Colombia. In Spanish.

Mi Hermano Pablo

"Los secretos de Pablo Escobar, el padrino del narcotráfico internacional. El Capo del Cartel de drogas de Medellín por muchos años, el capo de los capos."

Pablo Escobar (1949 - 1993)

Series of articles and notations about the life of Colombia's "richest cocaine trafficker in the world."

Pablo Escobar

"Pablo Escobar (1949-1993) was a Colombian drug lord who was considered by members of the government, news reporters and the general public alike to be one of the most ruthless, ambitious and powerful drug dealers Colombia ever had. He made millions of dollars smuggling cocaine into the United States."

Peace Process in Colombia

Background, peace initiatives and organizations involved in the demilitarization program of the Center for International Policy.

Plan Colombia: Is the U.S. addicted to military fixes?

CNN's evaluation of the situation, Plan Colombia, background, with field reports, analysis, maps, news archive and more.

Red de Derechos Humanas en Colombia

The Colombia Human Rights Network's activities are directed at defending and promoting human rights in Colombia through coalition building between organizations in the United States and in Colombia.

Roberto Escobar Interview

Pablo Escobar's brother talks about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar's drug empire.

Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres

Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres is a coalition of women's organizations working towards conflict-resolution in war-torn Colombia. The group won The Millennium Peace Prize for Women for 2001.

The Cali Drug Cartel

"The drug cartel based in Cali, Columbia, is the largest player in the multi-billion dollar worldwide cocaine industry."
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