Colombia’s new armed Groups – Latin America Report N°20 – 10 May 2007

International Crisis Group

Bogotá/Brussels, 10 May 2007: Following the demobilisation of the paramilitaries, Colombia is threatened by the rise of new illegal armed groups heavily involved in drugs and other illegal activity. The latest report from the International Crisis Group, analyses the armed groups that are emerging in several parts of Colombia, threatening the success of the government’s demobilisation strategy and the reintegration of some 32,000 paramilitary fighters and their support networks.