FARC


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FARC

(fɑːk)
n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a Marxist revolutionary guerrilla force engaging in armed struggle against the government of Colombia
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Noun1.FARC - a powerful and wealthy terrorist organization formed in 1957 as the guerilla arm of the Colombian communist party; opposed to the United States; has strong ties to drug dealers
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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La inteligencia colombiana sabia que uno de los objetivos de las FARC y sus patrocinadores venezolanos era la formacion o consolidacion de movimientos armados en Latinoamerica, bien como grupos de choque de gobiernos "alternativos", bien para desestabilizar a gobiernos "enemigos".
Two ex-combatants were recently shot to death while campaigning for a FARC congressional candidate in northwestern Colombia.
A esos factores adversos de orden externo, hay que sumar las propias resistencias internas de las FARC a construir un partido moderno que responda a las expectativas de una sociedad que, mas que consignas revolucionarias, busca respuestas practicas a problemas como el desempleo, la baja calidad de la salud y la corrupcion.
The FARC were founded in 1964 as the armed wing of the Communist Party after the Colombian military attacked a rural communist enclave known as the "Marquetalia Republic.
Pourtant dans la meme soiree, les FARC ont tente de dissiper les craintes de la population.
In the days after the announced breakthrough, the FARC commander disputed the government's interpretation of the forms of punishment available under the "transitional justice" accord and expressed doubts about the six-month deadline.
The incident occurred on Monday afternoon, when the soldiers were traveling to Catatumbo municipality to strengthen offensive operations near the oil pipelines that were recently attacked by the FARC guerrillas.
Colombia's government and the FARC are holding peace talks in Cuba.
5) While his victory helped the peace talks remain afloat, a number of difficult hurdles remain to any implementation of a peace agreement between the government and the FARC.
DEA and Colombian authorities have said that some FARC fronts are involved in the production and sales of drugs to Mexican and Colombian traffickers and through Venezuelan intermediaries.
FARC has been designated both (1) a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" under the International Economic Emergency Powers Act (Economic Powers Act), 50 U.
The FARC under the Uribe Administration (2002-2010)