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Colombia: surrender of FARC members continue

A member of the FARC decided to lay down their arms tired of abuse to which he was subjected, to voluntarily surrender to Army troops in the department of Meta. The delivery was made in the El Lejanías Garden Township, at Battalion 21 Infantry Battle Pantano de Vargas, of the Seventh Brigade. The individual was left available to the Group for Humanitarian Attention to the Demobilized. Read Article

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Colombia: five soldiers killed in FARC ambush

Elcomercio.com reported that Five Colombian soldiers of a battalion of jungle were killed and three others wounded yesterday in an ambush by guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the department of Putumayo, southern Colombia near the Ecuadorian border. The information was confirmed by the military commander of the region, Colonel Juvenal […]

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Another FARC member leaves ranks, reports food, ammunition shortages

The continuous military operations and the difficulties inside the structures of the Farc, were the causes that made a member from the terrorist organization to ran away and turn in to the National Army in Antioquia. After several days running away, alias Katherine arrived to the city of Medellín and turned in a voluntary way […]

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Colombia: Military neutralizes explosive devices to be used in attack against public

On the frame of the operations made by men from the Army against the guerrilla structures from the Farc, in the last hours were neutralized 10 handmade explosive artifacts which were going to be used against the civilian population. Initially, soldiers from the Vulcano Task Force in the sector known as Caño Escondido in the […]

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Colombia: Army destroys explosive devices belonging to FARC and ELN

REQUIRE MEDIA MONITORING — CUSTOM PROGRAMS FOR FOLLOWING EVENTS IN LATIN AMERICA In the last 24 hours men from the National Army located six death traps in different departments of the country on the frame of the offensive operations headed against the terrorist cells from the Farc and the ELN. The first action was headed […]

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Colombia: Army destroys two FARC hideouts

Operations headed by troops from the National Army allowed the location and destruction of two illegal hideouts from the Farc in Santander and Nariño. The first operation took place in the municipality of Sabana de Torres, Santander were troops from the 40th Infantry Battalion attached to the Second Division, located a clandestine shelter from the […]

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Colombia: Army destroys missle type explosive belonging to FARC

As part of the campaign that advance Sword of Honor men of the Army against the terrorist organizations that offend in the department of Cauca, was destroyed an improvised explosive device belonging to factions of the FARC. REQUIRE MEDIA MONITORING — CUSTOM PROGRAMS FOR FOLLOWING EVENTS IN LATIN AMERICA Initially, organic forces of the Twenty […]

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Colombia: Army locates cache of explosives belonging to unit of FARC

In search operations and military control of the area, Special Battalion Energy and Road No. 10, Organic Thirtieth Brigade, found a cache with improvised explosive devices and ammunition of different calibers. The operation took place in an area known as the village of Santa Ines, rural area of ​​Teorama, and military intelligence reports said the […]

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Colombia: army destroys two camps and war material seized from the FARC.

The National Army occupied and destroyed two campamentarias areas of the FARC in Arauca and Meta, while craft seized mortars, ammunition, grenades, mortar grenades and other hand made items exclusive to the Forces in operations in Nariño and Cesar. A military spokesman revealed that in rural Arauquita in Arauc, troops from Mobile Brigade No. 31, […]

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Colombia, three boxes of explosives found in courier truck, for FARC

According to Milenio.com, material was located in a courier vehicle. The boxes containing 50 bars Indugel explosive. Colombian authorities seized • three boxes with explosives Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for parcels sent his men in the department of Cauca, southwest of the country, police said today. The head of the institution in the […]

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Colombia, authorities seize two million dollars countereit U.S. bills, FARC connection

Colombian authorities dismantled two printers, one of them allegedly by the FARC, which is forged foreign currency, especially U.S. dollars, in operations in central and southwest, police said today. The actions were met in the department of Cauca and Bogota, leaving 14 arrested and the seizure of about two million counterfeit dollars and a similar […]

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Tamara Colombia, 2 kilos ANFO seized belonging to FARC

eldiariodelllano.com/ reported for more than 24 hours on the road remained blocked Tamara FARC allegedly crossed 3 vehicles with explosives The situation created panic among the inhabitants of Tamara, that from Saturday midday hours knew of the situation and immediately informed the authorities, but the complicated access and location in a low made only until […]

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Argelia Colombia, two caches of explosives belonging to Farc locate

Just when the 114 families living in the village of La Mina, Algeria Township, in southeastern Antioquia, believed that they could begin to live in peace on behalf of demining in the area, the discovery of two caches of explosives FARC revived fears. Police officers went to La Mina Basic Unit Sonsón Criminal Investigation, accompanied […]

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Colombia, cache of explosives belonging to FARC located in Arauca

The military, particularly the Army report that found a significant explosive material belonging to the tenth FARC front in Arauquita, Arauca. This is a further blow to the armed group within the offensive Task Force meets Army Chiron. This finding was achieved when military troops, developed on the sidewalk records Arauquita Aguas Claras, thanks to […]

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FARC member dies from wounds after capture in Venezuela

Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón, reported today that the FARC guerrilla, Luis Rincón Freddy Rojas, alias “El Cojo”, died after being captured wounded in Venezuela after a police operation. In a press conference, Finch said in Bogota that “Cojo” “was being pursued by the National Police and was located in Venezuela”, specifically in the […]

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Two caches of explosives belonging to FARC located in Neiva Colombia

War material belong to the Teofilo Forero Mobile Column. Eltiempo.com reported that 600 kilos of high-powered explosive ANFO, 13 fragmentation grenades, detonating cord, electric detonators, a machine gun and two automatic pistols are part of the arsenal that the police operating in two popular areas of Neiva. The first find was in a lot located […]

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Army thwarts car bomb with 400 kilos of explosives in Cauca

Armythwarted a terrorist attack by the FARC with a car bomb in a rural area of the municipality of Miranda, in northern Cauca. Inside the vehicle were found 400 kilos of explosives that had been installed to be activated by remote control, looking to cause civilian terrorism and serious damage to the road infrastructure. According […]

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Colombia: two caches totaling 600 kilos of high powered explosives seized in Neiva

According to lanacion.com.co, two caches containing 600 kilos of high explosives and weapons, apparently from the FARC, were discovered by police in the neighborhoods north and south of Neiva. NATION, NEIVA Two caches with highly destructive explosives, equipment for assembling bombs, grenades and heavy artillery weapons were discovered by police in shelters in abandoned houses […]

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Ecuador: Ammunition seized, destined for FARC in Colombia

According to Eluniverso.com, police in Sucumbios seized 1500 cartriges – caliber 5.56 x 45. Police believed the the ammunition was headed for FARC in Colombia. The contraband was stored in a warehouse in a neighborhood of Nueva Loja along with three weapons. The investigation revealed that a member of the Ecuadorian Air Force was going […]

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Colombia: Army locatedexplosives placed by FARC in Arauca, Cauca, Meta

Army troops in offensive operations development achieved timely neutralization of five improvised explosive devices installed by terrorists of the FARC in Arauca, Cauca and Meta. The first action took place in the village of Los Pinos in the municipality of Suarez, Cauca, where soldiers Ground Combat Battalion of Numancia N 3 First, Third Brigade found […]

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Colombia: Civilian detained in Arauca transporting 190 military uniforms to the FARC

According to lavozdelcinaruco.com, a civilian was detained with 190 uniform destined for the guerrillas in Arauca – Arrest took place between Arauquita – Tame Commander Task Force Chiron General Carlos Antonio Fonseca Rubiano said that soldiers Ground Combat Battalion Number 140 in a checkpoint on the highway road that leads to the Philippines the El […]

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Six soldiers injured in clash with FARC Arauca, Colombia

.lavozdelcinaruco.com reported that six soldiers left the Army a clash with guerrillas of the Tenth Company Londoño Uriel Front of the FARC, in the area of ​​the village of San Juan de la Reinera, municipality of Arauquita in Arauca department. The injured, two noncommissioned officers and four soldiers were evacuated to the Hospital San Vicente […]

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Colombia: Military units discover FARC supplies and explosives in several municipalities in Arauca

lavozdelcinaruco.com reported that – Military Units Chiron Task Force in developing continuous patrols, IEDs located 9 type C Araucalaymore antipersonnel mine and a tatuco, a drawer and a cylinder bomb, planted by members of the Farc tenth, in a place rural municipalities of Puerto Rondon and Arauquita. According to the Commander of Task Force Chiron […]

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San Vicente del Caguán Colombia: two injured when explosive device set off

RCNRadio.com reported that an explosive device was set off at a Suzuki motorcycle shop in close proximity to the police station in San Vicente del Caguán Caquetá . Two individuals were reported injured. Military sources indicated that the explosive device was set in ratalliation for military operations in the area where FARC is present in […]

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Colombia: cache of explosives discoverd by military in Arauca

Lavozdelcinaruco.com reported Colombian soldiers found 80 kilos of explosive ANFO, four-cylinder 40 pounds each and two launchers. A cache with explosives, was uncovered in the last few hours, by National Army troops in the department of Arauca. The military operation deployed by soldiers of the High Ground Combat Heroes Llano, at a place known as […]

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Colombia: woman tired of abuse in FARC escapes

ejercito.mil.co reporte a female member of FARC tired of the abuse she received from the leaders, the lack of communication with her family and lack of provisions, a member of the FARC, she decided to escape from its terrorist structure, to voluntarily surrender to Army troops in the department of Valle Cauca. The woman, belonging […]

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Colombia: Military armored vehicle hit by IED in Tame

A group of soldiers who were patrolling the area known as Caño Limón, in the municipality of Tame, were hit by a blast caused by a bomb, allegedly planted by FARC guerrillas. According to official information, while conducting operations territorial control area, an IED exploded and triggered the passage of armored vehicle, causing injuries to […]

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Colombia: Danilo right hand man of Timoshenko taken down in

Elcolombiano.com reported….With over 37 years in the FARC, alias “Danilo Garcia”, commander of the front 33 of the guerrillas had become, according to military sources in right hand Rodrigo Londoño, alias “Timoshenko”, top leader of the organization. And that on Tuesday, after joint operations between the police and the Air Force, was discharged alias “Danilo […]

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Venezuela will have envoy in Colombia/FARC peace process

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro has remarked that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will be appointing in the next few days an envoy to join the commission leading the Colombian peace process. “The guidelines, activities, and the scope of Venezuela’s support in the talks,” will be set out by the Colombian Government, said Maduro during an […]

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Colombia: Suspected FARC attack via explosives at El Cerrejón mining complex

A new attack occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in the Cerrejon complex in La Guajira. In a statement to the station Stereo Cardinal, Vice President of Public Affairs of the company, Julian Gonzalez, confirmed the incident. As said, suspected FARC guerrillas affected, after two in the morning, two trucks with explosives into the […]

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Arauquita Colombia: Military seizes large arsenal of explosives belonging to FARC

Radiosantafe.com reported that Colombian Armed Forces troops seized explosive material abundant tenth belonging to FARC front, in the municipality of Arauquita. Its location occurred when troops Mobile Brigade No. 34, developed a maneuver on the sidewalk infiltration Aguas Claras. Inside the secret hiding place, covered with black plastic and placed by terrorists of the FARC, […]

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Colombia: FARC suspected of activating explosives, destroy two electrical towers, attack troops killing two

According to official sources, the front 36 of the FARC activated explosives in two electricity pylons in Anori, Antioquia, leaving the service to hundreds of people. A suspected guerrillas Front 36 of the FARC officials blamed for blowing up two power pylons in the town of Anori, northeast of Antioquia and the attack on a […]

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FARC explosives factory destroyed by Colombian military

Ellider.com.co reported that an explosives factory guerrillas of the FARC 15th front settled in rural area of ​​La Montañita, Caquetá, was destroyed by troops of the Twelfth Army Brigade during last Thursday night. The finding of the factory in which men of Joseph Ventura Gomez, alias ‘Wilmer’ made explosives, was made by troops of 35th […]

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Colombia: Increase of illegal imports along border with Venezuela of explosives

RCN radio reported that there is an increase in the amount of explosives being imported by guerrilla groups from Venezuela. Much of this activity is in the area of Arauca and are for the purpose of carrying out terrorist activities. To date in 2012 7 thousand kilos of explosives have been seized by Colombian authorities. […]

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Discussions with FARC gains support in Colombia (Video Report)

FARC discussions with government win support in Colombia

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Arauca Colombia: Military neutralizes explosives, ANFO 5 kilos

Araucavision.com reported; 1. The 18th Brigade neutralized explosive devices believed to belong to the ELN in Fortul. 2. In Arauquita 8 kilos of pentolite was discovered and destroyed. Contraband believed to belong to FARC 3. 20 kilos of ANFO discovered in Tame, and was destroyed. – Believed to belong to ELN Read Article neutralizes

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Member of FARC surrenders to Colombian Army

Florence. A suspected member of the FARC voluntarily surrendered troops of the Sixth Division of the Army, stationed in the capital of the department of Caquetá. The guerrilla, 23 years old, appeared in yesterday afternoon at the Group’s facilities Gaula Twelfth Brigade, seeking the protection of the national army after fleeing the terrorist group’s ranks. […]

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Colombia captures arms supplier to FARC from Venezuela

The Colombian security forces arrested 14 suspected collaborators of the guerrillas of the FARC, including a logistics chief weapons smuggled across the border with Venezuela, the National Police reported Friday. Catches were recorded in two operations, one in a troubled area of ​​Cauca (southwest) and the other in the Arauca (eastern) border with Venezuela. In […]

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Colombia: President Santos states that he has developed exploratory talks with FARC

Minuto30.com reported President Santos stated ….’We have developed exploratory talks with the FARC’: Santos “From the first day I met my government’s constitutional obligation to seek peace. In this direction, there have been exploratory talks with the FARC to seek an end to conflict. I want to state clearly that the Colombians approaches that have […]

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Colombia: 23 members of gang supporting FARC taken down

In a large-scale operation executed in the town of Ituango, north of Antioquia, Medellin Branch CTI and Army captured 23 suspected members of a support network of the FARC. The action of the authorities started at 4:00 am this Sunday, through searches and seizures in the village, at a place known as Pascuita and Santa […]

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Colombia: Army destroys explosive devices in Caquetá and Putumayo

Army troops neutralized in the last hours of 13 explosive devices and destroyed a FARC camp of the terrorist organization, in operations in the departments of Caquetá and Putumayo. In the path Township Guadualito The Paujil, Caquetá, Infantry Battalion No.35 Guepí Heroes of the Twelfth Brigade found 12 explosive devices medium-power, rosary type activation system […]

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Colombia: Defense Minister calls attack on taxi by FARC killing six “cowardly”

Sunday in the village of Campo Alegre, in the municipality of Vista Hermosa, Meta, which left six dead as tragic toll including two minors. “It is a cowardly act (…) is the only tool that has the FARC to show power and sound in some media of Colombia,” said Finch. Meanwhile Colonel Romero Jaime Montoya, […]

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Guerrilla attack of electrical towers in Arauca, Colombia, three municipalities without electricity

Guerrilla attack affected Arauca, Arauquita, Cravo Norte and complex part of the Caño Limón. About 6:17 pm today the seven municipalities of Arauca suffered interruption in electrical service. A guerrilla attack on a tower located in The Acacias, lots of Finca La Cabaña, 5 minutes from La Pesquera, on the road that leads to the […]

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Arauca, Colombia: FARC leaves 315,000 Colombians in the dark

At least six municipalities of Arauca were without electricity for a guerrilla attack. They join the residents of Tumaco, with no power for 11 days. The attack, attributed by the Army to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , initially affected populations Arauca, the departmental capital, Saravena, Fortul, Tame, Puerto Rondon and Arauquita. However, hours […]

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Colombia: Navy seizes armaments, explosives near Ecuador border belonging to FARC

Elespectador.com reported that the Navy seized a cache with war material in Nariño department recently had several attempts on the electricity infrastructure. War material belonged mobile column “Daniel Aldana” of the FARC, as authorities said Tuesday. War material was found in rural Salahonda and according to a statement from the Navy, consisted of 36 kilograms […]

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Colombian army units nuetralize terrorists and cache of explosives of FARC in Caquetá

Florence. Troops of the Twelfth Brigade, assigned to the Sixth Division of the Army, left out of action two terrorists of the FARC and found two caches with explosives material abundant in developing offensive operations in the last hours in the department Caquetá. In the village of the municipality of Monterrey Puerto Rico, Infantry Battalion […]

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Four out of ten members of FARC, ELN guerillas are minors

Natalia Springer, political scientist and columnist in various local media, announced in an interview with RCN Radio some figures in the report “as sheep among wolves” to be presented in full on Wednesday against the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF). “Today, no fewer than 4 out of 10 fighters of the FARC and ELN are […]

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Cache of weapons discovered belonging to FARC in Huaquillas Ecuador

Security forces have seized on Wednesday an array of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the north, consisting of machine guns, mortars and antiaircraft ammunition. A total of three people including a minor, have been arrested, as reported by the Colombian radio station Caracol Radio. Read Article

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Alleged leader of FARC captured in Ecuador

In an operation between the Anti-Kidnapping and Extortion Unit (Join), the Intervention and Rescue Group (GIR) and the Police of Colombia was arrested early yesterday in a suspected ringleader Sangolquí Front 48 of FARC. At the deportation hearing held yesterday, at 18:00, the prisoner filed a Colombian identification with the names of Wilfredo Alvarez Gomez […]

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Weapons seized from Ecuador, Peru in Colombia in route to FARC

Weapons for the FARC are from Ecuador and Peru Colombian police reported the discovery today (July 27, 2012) in the Cauca region of an arms shipment from Ecuador and Peru, which was bound to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The array, consisting of 40 assault rifles, 20 pistols and 18 revolvers, was hidden […]

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Cubans using FARC trails across Darien Gap Colombia/Panama to make way to United States

Metetí, Panama (AP) – When three days had been walking through the thick jungle guided by two Colombian armed with knives and machetes, a group of fourteen Cuban hunger, thirst and supplies exhausted, felt faint when he spotted a seemingly insurmountable obstacle: a steep, bushy mountain.”You thought I was going to have a heart attack,” […]

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Apure, Venezuela along new drug route to North America; Controlled by FARC

Officials have determined that the state of Apure in Venezuela is a crucial stop along a drug route from South America to the United States and Europe. Because the state is located along the Colombian border, most of the drugs passing through are related to FARC. According to La Patilla, 24% of cocaine that reaches […]

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Colombia: Two clandestine airstrips found; Constructed by FARC

Police in Colombia have announced the discovery of two clandestine airstrips owned by the FARC organization for drug trafficking purposes. The airstrips were located in jungle areas of Balboa and Mercaderes, in Cauca. They were found through joint efforts of the National Police, the Attorney General, and the Colombian Air Force, Univision reports. The airstrips […]

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Colombia: Semi-submersible and drug workshop discovered; Linked to FARC and Urabueños

A homemade semi-submersible was found and destroyed by members of the Colombian Army in a rural area near the Gulf of Urabá. According to El Universal, it was discovered inside a secluded drug workshop large enough to contain 25 individuals. The semi-submersible had been packed with 6 tons of cocaine. When officials arrived at the […]

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49th group of FARC takes hit in Caquetá, large supplies weapons, drugs seized

Florence, July 23, 2012. In offensive operations in the last few hours, troops of the Twelfth Brigade in coordination with members of the Regional Military Intelligence Brigade Against Drug Trafficking, Southern Naval Force and Department of Caquetá Police, killed in military operations development alias “Julian,” gang member Hector Ramirez 49 of the FARC, seized while […]

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Colombia: FARC dynamites bridge Caquetá

July 20, 20123:30 in the morning, terrorists from the Teofilo Forero Mobile Column FARC dynamited CASTRO THE BRIDGE ‘Riecito’, A at kilometer 23, the road connecting IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF PUERTO RICO AND SAN VICENTE Caguan IN THE NORTH CAQUETÁ. THIS ACTION incommunicado FARC TERRORIST THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN VICENTE Caguan WITH THE REST OF […]

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Colombia: One of Ingrid Betancourt’s captors detained

A suspected FARC guerrilla who have kept in captivity French-Colombian politician and former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt was captured in southern Colombia, reported Monday’s Office. Elvis Marco Patino (aka “Efren” or “Patequeso”), was arrested by the Army and the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) of the prosecution in the rural zone of Puerto Rico, Caquetá department, […]

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Colombia: Red Cross of Colombia admits internal armed conflict far from over

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Colombia, Jordi Raich, admitted that the internal armed conflict is far from over and that the proof is in the battles being waged in Cauca. Raich said in an interview with the newspaper El Tiempo that the internal war “is far from over […]

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Ecuador: military uniforms ammunition seized, destined for rebel groups in Colombia

Uniforms and ammunition that apparently were destined for Colombia’s rebel groups were seized by the Special Operations Group (GOE) of the National Police, in a house located in the northern city of Tulcan. The operation was performed Thursday afternoon on the streets and Uruguay Basin. The head of the GOE in Carchi, Lieutenant Henry Acosta […]

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FARC using minors to detonate bombs according to police

The National Police of Colombia condemns the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who employ minors with the body painted green to blend in and activate devices. Colombian police have submitted a video where there is a 14-year guerrilla alleged explosives-laden, half-naked, painted green and wounded in the leg after a fight in the Catatumbo, […]

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Colombia: Military disrupts FARC plots ot terrorism

Continuing the strong offensive carried out by men of the army against the FARC terrorist organization in the last hours eight explosive devices were located in the departments of Caquetá, Valle del Cauca and Antioquia, says press release from the institution. In the first military action, troops attached to the Specific Command of Caguan found […]

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Colombia: Over 500 hectares of illegal crops destroyed; associated with FARC

Officials in Colombia have announced that 564 hectares of illegal crops, mostly coca leaves, have been eradicated. The crop fields were located in various areas around the country. They are thought to belong to FARC members and other criminal organizations in the area, who would use them for drug production and distribution, the Comando General […]

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Large cache of explosives seized in Villavicencio, Colombia

After receive information relating to trafficking in explosives and terrorist plans for attacks in Villavicencio, Meta Department, the Metropolitan Police of this city ahead of a raid on a house in the area of Playa Rica, where he found a large quantity of explosives, one with great destructive power. “There are five bars of a […]

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Suspected FARC guerrillas attacked Colombian governor

The governor the Colombian department of Nariño, Raul Delgado, was not injured during an attack with explosives by suspected guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the town of Lewis (southwest), where he met with eradicators of drug crops. The Nariño Government Secretary Peter Obando said Monday that the incident occurred on […]

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8 members of FARC died in combat, Defense Minister says

Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón said that at least 8 guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) group died during a military operation in Nechí, Antioquia, to the north of the country. According to BBC Mundo, Admiral Roberto Garcia, head of the Navy, stated that the deceased individuals belonged to […]

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Colombia: ten captured in Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, alleged ties with FARC

Declared the authorities caught Pueblo Rico, Western Cape, for the mass detention of 10 people. Among them are a former candidate for mayor, accused of the crime of rebellion and alleged ties to the FARC. Read Article

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Former Colombian President states Chavez is protecting leaders of FARC

Former President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe on Friday accused the Government of Venezuela to protect the leaders of the FARC who blamed the bombing that left two dead and several wounded on Tuesday in Bogota. “How sad, the streets of Bogota are bloody (…) know who put these pumps have their leaders, the leaders over […]

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French journalist kidnapped by FARC, released

The humanitarian mission led by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported that the narco-guerrillas of the FARC complied with the agreement and gave the French journalist, Romeo Langlois, who had fallen into his power in late April. Before traveling to their country, the victim will give a press conference at the embassy […]

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Colombia thwarts drug route to United States with ties to FARC, Los Rastrojos

Colombia thwarts drug route to United States with ties to FARC, Los Rastrojos After 19 months of intelligence preparation, El Heraldo reports Colombian police have intercepted a drug route travelling from Colombia, through Central American countries such as Honduras, and into the United States. Mules, often young children, were used to deliver the drugs to […]

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Colombian Cartel Fragmentation Creates Opportunity for Mexican Drug Traffickers

Colombian Cartel Fragmentation Creates Opportunity for Mexican Drug Traffickers After a recent Mexican plane crash in Ecuador associated with drug trafficking, experts predict a larger sphere of Mexican influence in Latin America concerning the illicit drug trade, reports Radio Nederland Wereldomroep Latinoamerica on May 23, 2012. Although this assumption cannot be definitively proven, the fragmentation […]

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FARC releases businessman after seven months of captivity

After seven months in captivity, has just released the rural entrepreneur Laurentino Rojas. Rojas, about to turn 76 years old, was taken by the FARC in a rural area of Garzon in the center of Huila. Abducted in October last year, his family cried at the outset for their freedom by crossing a delicate condition. […]

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Four soldiers injured when FARC set off mine field Puerto Nuevo Colombia

The incident occurred at one in the afternoon of Monday, Puerto Nuevo site, one kilometer from the town of Puerto Valdivia, when the guerrillas set off a mine field by a passing patrol Rifles Battalion. The wounded soldiers were taken to hospital San Juan de Dios, the municipality of Valdivia, where they had to refer […]

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Number of FARC factions being driven out of drug business

A growing number of FARC factions are being driven out of the cocaine business by the police and army. Rather than disband, these FARC gangs turn more to other criminal activities, ranging from robbery, kidnapping and extortion to illegal mining and lumbering. For the average Colombian, these means FARC is still a threat. FARC has […]

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FARC: Proposal for delivery of French journalist Romeo Langlois

Public Statement of the Central Secretariat of the FARC-EP The case of French journalist Romeo Langlois ideal way to reveal the undeniable role of mass media in the social order imposed by big business. Before that inform and promote free thinking citizens, the mainstream media distorts reality to become truly unique version of its sponsors. […]

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FARC offers to deliver kidnapped French Journalist to Red Cross

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) offered the journalist Romeo Langlois deliver a commission, composed of former Senator Piedad Cordoba, the International Red Cross and a delegate of the French government reported today local and international media and humanitarian organizations. The Cuban press and radio station “RCN Radio” indicated that the armed group issued […]

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Three suspected members of FARC detained Ecuador

The soldiers of the Fourth Army Division detained the day before midnight three suspected members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Coca, Francisco de Orellana. According to the military, is caught between the alleged chief financial officer of Block 48 of the guerrillas ‘Fredemiro’. In a bulletin issued by the Joint Command […]

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FARC may have other plans for Ecuador other than an administrative base

he FARC should not generate violence and political actions in Ecuadorian territory, a scenario that, by his own will, was defined more than 50 years as an area to perform only administrative activities: communication, trauma care, rest, supply, logistics … So security experts said Gustavo Lalama and Luis Caicedo (Army officers-sp-), compared to a presumed […]

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Leader of FARC 48 captured in Ecuador

Wilson Tapiero military captured in the border province of Sucumbios. The detainee was delivered Monday to the judicial authorities of Sucumbios, told Efe agency source of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces. Tapiero is suspect financial front 48 of the FARC . The suspect, 33, was arrested in Santa Elena farm, located 11 kilometers […]

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FARC declares French journalist prisoner of war

A reporter for Radio Caracol that had traveled to La Union Peneya, rural village in the department of Caquetá where the events occurred , received a phone call from an alleged rebel through which the FARC reported the whereabouts of Langlois. “We French journalist in our power,” said the woman, according to the correspondent. “We […]

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At least four soldiers killed in attack Caquetá Colombia

Defense Ministry: the soldiers were 4 dead after attack in Caquetá Week Archive According to the ministry NATION on Saturday night, were four and fifteen, as might be indicated in principle, the soldiers killed in clash with FARC drug operation after an inspection in advance of the Union Peneya municipality of La Montanita . At […]

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French Journalist wounded in Colombia, kidnapped by FARC

French journalist Romeo Langlois, held by the FARC guerrillas as Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, was wounded in the left arm in the middle of fighting in southern Colombia, said Sunday the Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzon, noting that what fate was unknown. “What tells me the staff was with him until the last […]

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FARC attempting to acquire anti-aircraft weapons

An Army intelligence officer said that, demobilized and reporting information, it is known that the fronts 34 and 36 of the Farc, in Antioquia offenders, trying to get guns UltraMAG point 50, that allow a sniper attack helicopters and vehicles shielded. The obsession of the FARC, says the officer, “is to get anti-aircraft weapons to […]

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Colombia: Drug gangs dominate where guerrillas once reigned

IN THE last days of Álvaro Uribe’s presidency in 2010, Colombia accused neighbouring Venezuela of letting the FARC and ELN, the two main leftist guerrilla groups, maintain camps along its border. In response Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, recalled his ambassador and skipped the inauguration of Mr Uribe’s successor, Juan Manuel Santos. Once Mr Santos took […]

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FARC willing to begin peace talks with Colombian government

The top leader of the FARC, alias “Timoshenko” confirmed his willingness to begin peace talks with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, but stressed that sit down and talk does not mean surrender, according to a statement. The statement of “Timoshenko” is dated April 14 from the “mountains of Colombia” and appeared Thursday at […]

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Eight captured that were collaborating with FARC

The Navy and the CTI of the Attorney General’s Office captured eight people to be part of the support network of the Front 30 of FARC in the town of Puerto de Buenaventura. Catches were in a house in the neighborhood on July 14 of that town as far as troops arrived Marines and judicial […]

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Colombia does not ratify international arrest warrant for journalist with alleged FARC ties

A prosecutor of the National Counterterrorism not endorse the application for international arrest warrant against Colombian journalist William Parra, under investigation for his alleged links with the FARC, after his name appeared in mailings killed guerrilla leader Luis Edgar Devia, alias Raul Reyes. Read Article

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Colombia requests drones from U.S. to battle FARC

U.S. General. States. says that analyze the application, which includes helicopters. A fleet of helicopters and spy planes and unmanned, better known as ‘drones’, asked Colombia to the United States , as part of the new phase of cooperation between both countries ( from the pump to ‘drone’ / analysis ). These aircraft would be […]

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President of Colombia willing to negotiate personally with FARC

President of Colombia said that if the guerrillas showed “real will” he will lead the dialogue for peace. “As I made peace with Chavez will do with them.” In an interview with the Brazilian magazine Epoca published this week, the president said: “If there is willingness on the part of the FARC really want that […]

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Ivan Marquez from FARC leadership states rebel group not weak and ready to fight-video

The FARC are “not weak” as stated by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Andean country’s military leadership said “Ivan Marquez,” member of the ‘secretariat’ or top hierarchy of the guerrillas, in a video released Saturday. The Colombian rebel group is “not weak” because “is ready to fight,” said “Marquez, alias Luciano […]

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Six soldiers, three FARC guerrillas killed clashes Chocó Colombia

Six Colombian soldiers Bogota and at least three FARC guerrillas were killed in fighting in the department of Chocó (northwest), the commander of the Seventh Army Division, General Hernan Giraldo. The attack took place on the highway between Pretoria, the capital of Chocó, and Medellin, the capital of Antioquia department, when the military surprised the […]

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Military operation continues in area of Ipiales where FARC killed soldiers

The commander of the Jungle Mobile Brigade No. 27, General Jose Guillermo Delvasto said operations continue in the area where two soldiers were killed and three wounded in an attack by the FARC. He explained that offensive operations to restore peace in the area of ​​Ipiales, bordering Putumayo, were activated the explosives to the passage […]

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Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff says Colombia has good strategy against FARC

Department of Defense reported: BRASILIA, Brazil, March 29, 2012 – The Colombians have a good strategy to counter the main terrorist group in the country, and they will stick with it, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey spoke with reporters traveling with him from Colombia to […]

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Former military hostages of FARC reveal degrading and inhuman treatment by captors

OGOTA. – The Colombian Army sergeant Luis Alberto Arcia, released on Monday after 14 years and one month kidnapped by the FARC, said Tuesday that the guerrillas kept it, along with other hostages, “chained for eight long years.”Arcia and three noncommissioned and three noncommissioned officers released yesterday revealed at a press conference degrading and inhuman […]

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Colombia: Santos demands FARC release civilian hostages

BOGOTA. – A day after release remain the last ten hostages held by uniformed Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Colombian government urged the guerrillas to stop kidnappings and release the civilians still has in his possession. “We want a reliable sample of the true will of the FARC to end this conflict,” he […]

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Colombia: Ten soldiers held by FARC released

At 4:30 pm confirmed the news that the country wanted to hear: the release, after more than 10 years in kidnapping of 10 soldiers kidnapped by the FARC. The spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Maria Cristina Rivera, read a statement with the information. The soldiers were in two places near […]

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Brazilian military helicopters to participate in hostage release by FARC

The two Cougar helicopters by Brazil 532UE ready for the unilateral release of 10 held by the FARC reached San Gabriel de Cachoeira, in northern Brazil. Prensa Latina (PL) recorded that from the border with Colombia, will leave on Sunday to the city of Villavicencio, in the center, and on Monday will begin the process. […]

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FARC to release on Monday (April 2, 2012) longest held hostages

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have committed to release on Monday the hostages Colombia’s oldest, ten police and military captives for more than thirteen years. These Colombians were kidnapped between 1998 and 1999, are the military Luis Alfonso Beltran Franco, Luis Arturo Arcia, Robinson Salcedo Guarin and Luis Alfredo Moreno Chagüeza, and the […]

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Colombia: All out war on FARC

“Operation Armageddon ‘is part of the government’s strategy called’ Sword of Honour ‘. Almost 70 of the 141 guerrillas that the Ministry of Defence has been reported as killed by the military so far this year, fell in less than a week in two operations millimeter-kept, with infiltrated by intelligence and months, in Arauca and […]

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33 FARC guerrillas killed in Arauca Colombia

The FARC suffered a blow today with the deaths of 33 guerrillas in a military operation in Arauca department’s oil Colombian-Venezuelan border, while confirming that the release of the ten police and military have kidnapped begin on March 26. The rebels killed were in the front-tenth of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and […]

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Failure in security protocols blamed for FARC ambush and 11 military deaths

This was acknowledged on Sunday President Juan Manuel Santos after assessing the situation in Arauca. This failure in the security protocols of the National Army guerrillas allowed the company ‘Drigelio Almarales’, the tenth head of the FARC ambushed troops Energy and Roadway Battalion No. 16, killing 11 soldiers dead and two wounded. “By not following […]

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