"Many people know that the government won't help the people in what they need. Many people come to us to collect money, debts on cars, debts for drugs, basically anything."
- A COLUMBIAN TRAFFICKERtalking about Colombia's longest-surviving drug cartel, the Envigado Office.
"Freedom took a long time, but now it is yours."
- JUAN MANUEL SANTOSPresident of Colombia, after his country's main rebel group FARC released four soldiers and six police officers it had held hostage for as long as 14 years
"He was Public Enemy No. 1 in Colombia.
- THOMAS HARRIGAN,operations chief for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, on the capture of Colombian drug lord Daniel Rendon Herrera, whose private army is believed to be responsible for some 3,000 murders in the past 18 months
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