"What the FARC Papers Show Us about Latin American Terrorism."
The NEFA Foundation has released this report by NEFA Senior Investigator Douglas Farah.
On May 1, 2008, RaÃºl 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.
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 ChÃ¡vez, 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.
This Report, from NEFA, is availabe on their Reports page
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.