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FARC and Latin American Terrorism


April 2008
What the FARC Papers Show Us about Latin American Terrorism
The NEFA Foundation has released a new report by NEFA Senior Investigator Douglas Farah titled "What the FARC Papers Show Us about Latin American Terrorism." On May 1, 2008, Raúl Reyes, a senior commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was killed when Colombian troops raided his command center in the neighboring country of Ecuador
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 Colombian troops recovered computers and other documents that, for the first time in Colombia's 43-year-old conflict, provide direct evidence of the FARC's involvement in the international cocaine trade, the close ties of its leaders with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, and the decision to help fund the successful presidential campaign of Rafael Correa in Ecuador.


Taken together, the documents paint a compelling picture of the FARC as an international criminal enterprise that has, in the past two years, made significant inroads in creating alliances across Latin America.

Click here for full NEFA Report
 
The NEFA Foundation is a non-profit organization created after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Foundation strives to help prevent future tragedies in the U.S. and abroad by exposing those responsible for planning, funding, and executing terrorist activities, with a particular emphasis on Islamic militant organizations.
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