Bram Ebus

Bram Ebus


Crisis Group Role

Bram Ebus joined Crisis Group's Latin American office as a consultant. He researches resource conflicts and border instabilities in the Andean region. In his reporting he gathers field-based insights and works on recommendations based on analysis of a wide variety of sources. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, Bram travels to border areas to identify and analyse crises both in their early and later stages.

Professional Background

Bram Ebus has worked on resource conflicts, drug policies and state-corporate crimes in Latin America since 2010. He holds a master degree from the University of Utrecht in Global Criminology with a focus on environmental and state-corporate crimes. In recent years, Bram has been active as an NGO consultant and investigative journalist, publishing for a variety of international media, and worked as the lead journalist for an award winning interactive media production on mining conflicts in Venezuela.


  • Dutch (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)

Areas of Expertise

  • Resource conflicts
  • Latin America
  • State-corporate crimes
  • Organised crime
  • Border instability

In The News

24 Aug 2022
Border closures [between Colombia and Venezuela] … incentivized armed groups to increase their presence on the border to control and tax contraband networks and human tra... The Guardian

Bram Ebus


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