Organized crime is biggest security and humanitarian threat to Colombia: U.N.

March 16, 2015 7:48 PM

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BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's criminal gangs pose the biggest threat to Colombians and are responsible for human trafficking, rights abuses and for forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes each year, the United Nations said.

While the government holds peace talks with leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in a bid to end 50 years of civil war, the main security threat to the Colombian people comes from organized crime - often perpetrated by ex-paramilitary fighters, according to a U.N. repo...

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