United Self-Defense Force of Colombia


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Noun1.United Self-Defense Force of Colombia - a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groupsUnited Self-Defense Force of Colombia - a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members; "the AUC conducted over 800 assassinations in one year"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
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Department of Justice for paying millions of dollars to Colombian paramilitary groups--such as the United Self-Defense Force of Colombia (AUC)--considered to be terrorist organizations by the United States.

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