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E-mails Show Colombia's FARC Intensifying Extortion Despite Peace Talks

E-mails Show Colombia's FARC Intensifying Extortion Despite Peace Talks

E-mails from computers seized by Colombia's security forces have revealed a massive FARC extortion plan targeting the mining and petroleum industries, indicating that despite ongoing peace negotiations the guerrilla group remains concerned about its finances. Read More

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As the biggest irregular army in Colombia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) operates in various regions of the country in search of resources to fund their 50-year-old war against the government. The FARC is the oldest and most important guerrilla group in the Western Hemisphere. It has long financed its political and military battle against the Colombian government by kidnapping, extortion and participating in the drug trade on various levels.

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