Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

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Noun1.Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - 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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In August 2012, he announced that the Colombian government had engaged in exploratory talks with Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) in order to seek an end to the more than five decades long civil war.
Following 24 months of secret talks the national government and the FARC rebel group - Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - agreed to end one of the world's longest running conflicts.
BMI Political View: With widespread labour disputes and social tensions emerging across the country, as well as a major setback in the government's efforts to secure a lasting ceasefire with the separatist group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc), President Juan Manuel Santos's chances of re- election have certainly dimmed.
Case studies by other authors are then presented on Iraqi insurgent groups, Hezbollah, the Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Taliban, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, groups in the Philippines, Loyalist groups in Northern Ireland, Islamist groups in Albania, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, and Colombia's Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional.