FARC

Type: Organization
Name: FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC-EP)
Nationality: Colombia
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for FARC
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 45 mins ago - 2 reports

'Don't make children fight your war': ex-child soldier to Colombia rebels

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Juanita Barragan was 13 when she joined Colombia's largest rebel group to escape sexual abuse by her stepfather and beatings by her mother.She spent about a year as a child fighter with the leftist Revolutionary ... [Published Today Online - 45 mins ago]
First reported 45 mins ago - Updated 45 mins ago - 1 reports

NEW ARMY CHIEF APPOINTED

Guinea Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz appointed as the new army chief General Biague Na Ntan, 61, an independence war veteran and ethnic Balanta, which is the community that traditionally holds key posts in the national police and army.His nomination ... [Published Misna - 45 mins ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia

Professional valet service for all event http://nusapark.com/ EL CARMEN DE BOLIVAR - First their hands and feet feel cold. Then they go pale and cannot move. Some convulse and fall to the floor. A mystery illness is plaguing girls in this town ... [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - 8 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Fifth Army Division hit FARC Central Command in Tolima

bagué. In offensive operations in Southern Tolima, troops of Zeus Task Force, Fifth Army Division, killed in combat the main finance leader of FARC 21 Front and a squad leader of FARC Daniel Aldana Column in Cañon de las Hermosas.The operation took place ... [Published National Army - 14 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Colombian Army confiscated 40 million pesos proceeds of extortion by FARC 53 Front in Meta

Villavicencio. Troops of 7th Land Combat Battalion located a hideout containing money property of FARC 53 Front in El Castillo municipality, Meta.The operation took place in Filo Lora village where troops of Seventh Army Brigade, Fourth Army Division, ... [Published National Army - 14 hours ago]
Entities: FARC, Extortion, Colombia
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 10 reports

Colombia's Urabeños, FARC Collaborated in Police Attack: Govt

An attack on police in Colombia that was allegedly coordinated by the FARC and the Urabeños suggests a new relationship may be emerging between the rebel army and the BACRIM group.Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon and President Juan Manuel ... [Published InSight Crime - 19 hours ago]
Entities: FARC, Colombia, Attack
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

ATTACK AGAINST POLICE: “IT WILL NOT REMAIN UNPUNISHED”, WARNS SANTOS

Despite peace negotiations underway with the guerrilla in Cuba, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered security forces to step up operations against the guerrilla and so-called new paramilitary after a joint attack that left seven policemen dead and five ... [Published Misna - Sep 17 2014]
Entities: Attack, FARC, Police, Guerrilla
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

FARC hideouts were located

Bogotá. In offensive operations performed by Colombian Army, troops dismantled two hideouts containing material property of FARC terrorists.Firstly, in Cabrera municipality, Cundinamarca, troops of Sumapaz Task Force located a hideout containing a cylinder ... [Published National Army - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

FARC 36 Front continues planting Improvised Explosive Devices in Antioquia

Medellín. Seventh Army Division will file a criminal claim against FARC 36 for installing improvised explosive devices because one teenager, 15, was killed in Bajo Cauca, Antioquia.In Bejuquilla village, Caceres municipality, members of EXDE Team, Seventh ... [Published National Army - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

FARC foreign negotiator should not be allowed in Colombia: Democratic Center Party

A congressman from Uribe’s Democratic Center said that if Dutchwoman Tanja Nijmeijer’s immigration papers are not in order, she is to immediately be expelled from the peace talks and not be received in Colombia.Santiago Valencia a Democratic Center congressman ... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Colombian rebels hand over teen combatant to authorities

Colombia's FARC rebels handed over to a humanitarian mission a 15-year-old indigenous girl who had been fighting in the guerrilla ranks in the southwestern province of Cauca, the national ombudsman's office said Tuesday.The Southwestern Bloc of the Revolutionary ... [Published Fox News Latino - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

A FARC hideout was located in la Guajira

Bogotá. Troops of Guajira Gaula Military Team located a hideout containing 70 doses of different medications, three 40mm grenades, one improvised explosive device, 58 Cal 7.62 cartridges and one non-electric blasting cap, two assault bags, one communications ... [Published National Army - Sep 16 2014]

Quotes

"My life at home was unbearable. My stepfather started sexually abusing me when I was 8. My mother didn't protect me ... She said I had misinterpreted my stepfather's affection and caresses. She also used to beat me."
...Prostitution is not new to Medellin. A Colombian man once told me that "if you put a roof over Medellin it would be the biggest brothel in the world"
"They vaccinated me in May and I started fainting in August. My legs became heavy and I couldn't feel my hands anymore. When I woke up, I was in the hospital" recalled 15-year-old Eva Mercado
"I gave instructions to General Palomino who went to the site of the incident, and have given instructions to him and to all the commanders of our military forces so that they intensify the offensive that we must maintain against these organizations" Santos said

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NEW ARMY CHIEF APPOINTED [Published Misna - 45 mins ago]
'Don't make children fight your war': ex-child ... [Published Today Online - 45 mins ago]
'Don't make children fight your war': ex-child ... [Published Sharenet - 1 hour ago]
Drug Dealing and Paramilitarism Charges put Col... [Published Latin American Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago]
Virgins for sale in Colombia's 'end of the world' [Published Channel 4 - 6 hours ago]
Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - 8 hours ago]
Mystery illness plaguing Colombian girls [Published iafrica.com - 12 hours ago]
Fifth Army Division hit FARC Central Command in... [Published National Army - 14 hours ago]
Colombian Army confiscated 40 million pesos pro... [Published National Army - 14 hours ago]
A greenhouse containing marijuana valued in 4.5... [Published National Army - 14 hours ago]
Actions against Oleoducto Trasandino were neutr... [Published National Army - 14 hours ago]
97000 disappeared in Colombia, 70000 still miss... [Published Colombia Reports - 16 hours ago]
Uribe worked with Medellin Cartel banker: Oppos... [Published Colombia Reports - 16 hours ago]
Colombia's Urabeños, FARC Collaborated in Polic... [Published InSight Crime - 19 hours ago]
Colombia ambush kills 7 policemen [Published The Gulf Today - 19 hours ago]
60 Colombian musicians launch ‘song for peace’ [Published Colombia Reports - 20 hours ago]
G/Bissau: General Nantam named new army chief [Published StarAfrica.com - 23 hours ago]
Ambush indicates local FARC-BACRIM alliance rai... [Published Jane's - Sep 17 2014]
7 police killed in north Colombia ambush, govt ... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 17 2014]
ATTACK AGAINST POLICE: “IT WILL NOT REMAIN UNPU... [Published Misna - Sep 17 2014]
Placating mechanism or election gimmick? [Published Kaieteur News - Sep 17 2014]
Colombian president orders intense effort again... [Published Individual.com - Sep 17 2014]
Ecopetrol : Guerrillas target oil companies in ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 17 2014]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Colombian Rebel... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
FARC 36 Front continues planting Improvised Exp... [Published National Army - Sep 17 2014]
Alias Gustavo, a member of Clan Usuga, was capt... [Published National Army - Sep 17 2014]
FARC hideouts were located [Published National Army - Sep 17 2014]
7 police dead in Colombia ambush [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 17 2014]
Attack on Colombian Police Kills 7 [Published VOA News - Sep 17 2014]
EFE News Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 16 [Published Fox News Latino - Sep 17 2014]
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Seven police dead in Colombia ambush [Published The Malaysian Insider - Sep 17 2014]
Seven police officers were killed and five wounded when gunmen reportedly from the FARC rebel group ambushed their convoy yesterday in northwest Colombia, officials said."There's a lot of confusion about what happened because the attack occurred in a ...
Building Peace in the Midst of Violence: Improv... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Sep 16 2014]
Half a century of violence in Colombia has left hundreds of thousands of people dead and millions displaced. The complex conflict involves a complicated mix of political motivations, crime (especially drug-related), and economic activity, as guerrillas ...
Colombia: Buenaventura, Colombia: Brutal Realities [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 16 2014]
Source: Norwegian Refugee CouncilCountry: Colombia Forced Displacement and Gender-based Sexual Violence The report “Buenaventura, Colombia; Brutal Realities”shows that in Colombia, the violence disproportionately impacts women, especially those ...
Former State Department Official:Terror Groups ... [Published Borderland Beat - Sep 15 2014]
By Joshua Philipp , Epoch Times Rumors that ISIL terrorists plan to attack the United States through Mexico have been spread recently, even by members of Congress. While experts say an attack by ISIL may not be realistic at this time, there are ...
The Forever War [Published Borderland Beat - Sep 14 2014]
Borderland Beat Buggs' 2010 archive post  by Tomas Kellner and Francesco Pipitone Historical account of the Mexican Drug War to 2010 Aguascalientes, Mexico - Just before noon on February 15, 2007, four municipal police officers ...
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IOM Supports Colombian Government and Civil Soc... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - May 16 2014]
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