FARC rejects Colombian referendum proposal

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Representatives of the Colombian government and FARC have resumed their negotiations in Havana.

Colombia's FARC admits role in civilian deaths

BOGOTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Colombia's FARC is the Western Hemisphere's longest running insurgency.

FARC denies luring troops into minefield

HAVANA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Colombia's largest rebel group, FARC, denied violating a cease-fire after the military charged the group lured government troops into a minefield.

Colombia: 39 FARC guerrillas killed

BOGOTA, March 22 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine FARC guerrillas in Colombia died and 12 were captured in clashes with security forces Tuesday and Wednesday, Colombian military officials said.

Four rebels captured in Colombia

BOGOTA, March 6 (UPI) -- Colombian authorities say they have apprehended four suspected members of the revolutionary guerrilla group known as FARC.

FARC members guilty of hostage-taking

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Three Colombian guerrillas have been convicted in New York of hostage-taking, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Arms dealer nabbed in narco-terrorism plot

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- An international arms trafficker was charged in a federal court in New York with participating in a narco-terrorism conspiracy, the Justice Department said.

Suspects linked to FARC indicted

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has indicted two suspects from Colombia for alleged ties to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia terrorist organization.

FARC international network sophisticated

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The size of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia international terrorist network has been underestimated, according to a NEFA Foundation report.

Colombian admits drug trafficking

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- The top leader of a former Colombian rebel group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States, Tuesday pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges.

Terrorist arms dealer extradited to U.S.

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Monzer al-Kassar, an alleged international arms dealer, has been extradited from Spain and arrived in New York Friday to face federal terrorism charges.

U.S. indicts alleged arms dealer

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- An alleged international arms dealer has been charged with conspiracy to provide weapons to a foreign terrorist organization, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Major Colombian drug suspect killed

BOGOTA, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An airstrike by the Colombian military reportedly killed a separatist rebel who was wanted by the United States for cocaine trafficking.

Colombian to face U.S. drug charges

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- An alleged Colombian terrorist has been extradited to the United States to face drug charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.

US indicts Colombians over drugs, hostages

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Leaders of a Colombian guerilla group were charged by U.S. authorities with kidnapping and drug trafficking, according to three indictments unsealed on Wednesday. The U.S. accused members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia with raising funds fo
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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo), also known by the acronym of FARC or FARC-EP, is a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization.

FARC is a Violent non-state actor (VNSA), considered a terrorist group by the Colombian government, the United States Department of State, Canada and the European Union. Other governments, including the Cuban and Venezuelan governments, are more sympathetic to FARC. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez publicly rejected their classification as "terrorists" in January 2008, considering them to be "real armies", and called on the Colombian government and international community to recognize the guerrillas as a “belligerent force”, arguing that this would then oblige them to renounce kidnappings and terror acts, and respect the Geneva Conventions.

FARC was established in the 1960s as the military wing of the Colombian Communist Party and thus originated as a guerrilla movement. The group later became involved with the cocaine trade during the 1980s to finance itself, but remained closely tied to the Communist Party even as it created the Patriotic Union in the early 1980s and later a political structure it calls the Clandestine Colombian Communist Party (PCCC).

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