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    away from American soil. This threat, is the Colombian based organization known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Not only is it possible for them to conduct an attack on American soil, recent events have heightened the urgency for any such attack. To better understand what kind of threat the United States faces from the…

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    In Colombia, left-wing guerrilla groups, such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have fought the government for years. These groups claim to be fighting for the rights of the poor and to provide social justice through communism. However, guerilla groups have also been involved in Colombia’s drug trade, offering protection to coca growers and dealers in return for a percentage of the profits. The United States has taken interest in the conflict, creating Plan Colombia in 2000,…

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    Ffac Research Paper

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    The Revolutionary Force of Colombia called “FRAC” is a terrorism organization that declared war to the Colombian government 40 years ago. They are described as a people's army that has emerged as a popular alternative power. But in the eyes of the governments of Colombia, the United States and the European Union and many Colombians, it is a terrorist organization that is funded by extortion, kidnapping and drug trafficking. At the beginning, the FARC was a group of peasant self-defense. During…

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    Symbolism In Colombia

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    Question 1 The origins of paramilitary organizations in Colombia reflects the reaction of right-wing groups that emerged during the Cold War as the result of leftist revolutionary movements that threatened to topple the social, economic, and political elites, notably FARC. In Children of the Drug Trade: A Case Study of Children in Armed Violence in Rio de Janeiro, Luke Dowdney documents the emergence of paramilitaries around the world as reactionary forces against leftist revolutionary forces.…

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    The FARC Matthew J. Morgan Charleston Southern University Abstract There have been many terror organizations thorough time in various cultures and societies throughout the world. The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia—Ejército del Pueblo, translated to English as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army or, simply the FARC; it is one of the longest sustained terror organizations in the history of the world. The FARC is a Narco-Terrorist group that…

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    FARC and Columbian Government Agree to Peace Deal The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia in Spanish), agreed to a ceasefire with the Colombian government. The ceasefire talks have been in the works for four years. The agreement was reached through a series of meetings in Cuba facilitated by Raul Castro, President of Cuba, Rodrigo Lonodono, leader of the FARC, and President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos. The ceasefire…

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    Colombia appears to be on the brink of peace after more than five decades of bloody civil war that left over a quarter of a million people dead. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as the FARC, and the Colombian government signed a peace deal that ended the longest civil war in the Western Hemisphere. After four years of negotiations, an estimated 7,000 guerrilla fighters pledged to give up their weapons, restart their lives as civilians, and re-brand themselves as a…

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    I think it’s interesting that the Department of State has classified the FARC as a foreign terrorist organization and the Columbian government is now trying to reach out to them as a legitimate organization. It sounds to me that the Columbian government is willing to turn a blind eye to their illegal dealings in the name of peace. I think it’s a bad idea. I believe any peace treaty with the FARC will allow them more opportunity to infiltrate and corrupt the government and their military. If the…

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    been from 1948 until 1958. FARC is Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionaries de Colombia (The Revolutionary armed forced of Colombia. Colombia’s history started with peasants in 1920s and 1930s. “La Violencia” which started with the murder of powerful leader Jorge E. Gaitan about fifty years ago. The United States has always believed in the Colombian…

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    When deciding whether women should be allowed to participate in direct ground combat, it’s very meaningful to look at how successful are armies that already allow women to serve in military combat. One of the most important militaries, where women aren’t only permitted to serve, but are required to do military service, is the IDF. IDF stands for the Israel Defense Forces, and “ it’s three things; it’s ground, navy, and air.” (Dobrzynki) Since the year 2000, after the amendment to military law,…

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