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50 years of the FARC: War, Drugs and Revolution

The FARC is the hemisphere's oldest and largest insurgency. InSight Crime explores the group's roots, its growth and its efforts to strike a...
Leaders of the FARC negotiating team headed by "Ivan Marquez" (podium)

The Reality of the FARC Peace Talks in Havana

If we are to believe the Colombian government, the question is not if, but rather when, an end to 50 years of civil conflict will be reached. Yet the promise of...
Colombian anti-narcotics police burn drug lab

The FARC and the Drug Trade: Siamese Twins?

The FARC have always had a love-hate relationship with drugs. They love the money it brings, funds which have allowed them to survive and even threaten to topple...
Manuel Marulanda and Jacobo Arenas at Marquetalia

The FARC 1964-2002: From Ragged Rebellion to Military Machine

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...
Alfonso Cano

The FARC 2002-Present: Decapitation and Rebirth

In August 2002, the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) greeted Colombia's new president with a mortar attack that killed 14 people...