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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The area contains important drug production and trafficking routes, and dissidents - who reject the 2016 peace accord between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - are known to operate there.
"We are announcing to the world that the second Marquetalia has begun," Ivan Marquez, dressed in green military fatigues, said in a video posted on YouTube, referring to a rural enclave considered a birthplace of the FARC in the 1960s.
Between 1999 and 2002 the Colombian government and the FARC held negotiations in "El Caguan," shorthand for a demilitarized swath of southeastern Colombia the size of Maryland.
President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono signed a revised accord on November 24, the Colombian congress unanimously endorsed it later that month, and on December 13 Colombia's constitutional court ruled that there need not be a second referendum.
-- Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), que hasta hace pocas semanas eran la guerrilla mis antigua y poderosa de America Latina, se convirtieron este viernes 1 en un partido politico legal cuyo retos mayores seran, en principio, revertir la mala imagen que tienen entre la mayoria de los colombianos y lograr que se cumplan los acuerdos de paz que firmaron con el gobierno, en un momento en que ese tema ha perdido interes en el pais.
The kidnapping came as representatives of the UN Security Council was in Colombia to discuss the peace accord signed late last year with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) to end more than five decades of conflict in the Andean nation.
After more than four years of secret negotiations, FARC agreed to lay down arms and integrate into Colombian society.
Le document avait ete signe six jours plus tot, a Carthagene des Indes, par le president Juan Manuel Santos et le leader des FARC, Rodrigo LondoEo, alias [beaucoup moins que] Timochenko [beaucoup plus grand que].
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 Black Hawk EJC-2185 helicopter blasted after a landmine was activated by the FARC in a rural area of Teorama municipality, located in the Norte de Santander Department, the Colombian army said in an online statement.
The military launched a strike against what they call "a strategic Farc rebel position" later on Wednesday, a military source told the BBC.
"In regards to the indefinite, unilateral ceasefire declared by the FARC on December 18, we must recognise that they have fulfilled it," Mr Santos said in a televised address.