What is FARC?

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People’s Army is a guerrilla movement involved in the continuing Colombian armed conflict. This organization was established in 1964. The major activities carried out majorly revolves around a variety of military tactics in addition to more unconventional methods, including terrorism.

This organization carries out activities with funds from various illegal activities such as ransom, illegal mining, drugs, etc.

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What are the FARC fighting for?

FARC strongly claims to work for the rights of the poor in Colombia and to protect them from government violence through communalism and also claim to work for people deprived of social justice.

Where is FARC located?

FARC is a guerilla organization located in Columbia.

What are the major areas of operation of FARC?

The major areas of operation of FARC are

  1. Major parts of Columbia
  2. Spread through Mexico, Paraguay, Bolivia
  3. Frequent attacks in the areas of Peru, Brazil

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