Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia


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Noun1.Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia - a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groupsAutodefensas Unidas de 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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Ex miembros de las Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, el Clan Usuga, la Oficina de Envigado y Los Rastrojos se financian mediante el trafico de drogas y han llevado a cabo numerosos actos de terrorismo, incluida la matanza de cientos de civiles, el desplazamiento forzado de pueblos enteros, y el secuestro de personalidades politicas.
On that day, 13 years ago, there was heavy fighting between the FARC's Front 57 and the Elmer Cardenas Bloc of the paramilitary Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), which were backed up by the regular Army.