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On May 27, 1964 up to one thousand Colombian soldiers, backed by fighter planes and helicopters, launched an assault against less than fifty guerrillas in the tiny community of Marquetalia. The aim of the operation was to stamp out once and for all the communist threat in Colombia. The result was the birth of the longest running communist insurgency in Latin America: The FARC. Read More
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Arrest of FARC’s Pacific Narco Boss Shines Light on Rebel Drug Ops

Arrest of FARC’s Pacific Narco Boss Shines Light on Rebel Drug Ops

Authorities in Colombia have captured the commander of the FARC's 30th Front and alleged head of the group's Pacific coast drug operations in a blow to a powerful guerrilla unit already capitalizing on its criminal... Read more

FARC Profile

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.

FARC Areas of Influence

Source: Indepaz

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