At the turn of the millennium Colombia had the highest rates of kidnapping in the world, a result of being one of the most cost-effective ways of financing for the guerrillas of the FARC and the ELN and other armed groups. Camargo, unlike many serial killers, was an intellectual, having read many works of world literature. And while America has produced some rather colorful characters in its murderous underbelly (who can forget the merry antics of Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, or Ed Gein? He then agreed to testify against other key figures in the drug trade, and received a shortened 55-year sentence in exchange for his co-operation. In recent years, the uptick of that term has led to an increased social anxiety about serial killers. Colombia: memorias de guerra y dignidad: Estadísticas del conflicto armado en Colombia", "Report says 220,000 died in Colombia conflict", "Registro Único de Víctimas - Unidad para las Víctimas", "The Psychological Trauma of a Multi-Generation War", "The Business - Colombian Traffickers - Drug Wars - FRONTLINE - PBS", "Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say", "Military Personnel – Logros de la Política Integral de Seguridad y Defensa para la Prosperidad", "OCASA – Seminario transparencia en la gestión pública", Report on Human Rights Practices 2006: Colombia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, "Seguridad, ciudadanía y políticas públicas en Bogotá", "Bogotá, Colombia, Backslides After a Comeback", "¿Está su barrio entre los más violentos de Cali este año? Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. These drug traffickers live brutally violent and ruthless lives, which are much dirtier than Hollywood could ever depict. The crime of the century was, supposedly, revealed in a dream.  These FARC militias in the Cali metropolitan area are thought to number more than 1000, and have caused serious concern among the authorities as they have stepped up activity in 2011. Marcos Arturo was the leader Beltran-Leyva cartel which was run by him and his three brothers, Carlos, Alfredo and Hector in Mexico. In addition to rival drug traffickers, notably in the Cali cartel, his victims included government officials, policemen, and civilians. Colombia, meanwhile, has produced Luis Garavito, a.k.a. As of 2011 urban militias, known as Milicias Populares, of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are active in the city and surrounding areas. Many institutions in Colombia have been the subject of administrative corruption. The city’s downtown area is the most frequent location for armed robbery, because hundreds of thousands of people visit every day to go to work. His victims would be happy to accompany the innocent-looking man through the woods, only to be killed and left for scavengers.  The surge in violence in Cali in 2011 has partly been attributed to what has been described as an ongoing 'mafia war' between the 'neo-paramilitary' groups Los Rastrojos and the Usuga Clan. In 1975, she was indicted when the government intercepted a huge cocaine shipment.  In general, one is much more likely to encounter a Colombian army checkpoint than an illegal guerrilla roadblock. , Between 1 January and 1 June 2011 there were 923 intentional homicides in the inner city of Cali, which is considered a 5% increase compared to 2010. The rates for the city and metropolitan area were 62 and 63 per 100,000 respectively.