50 years of the FARC: War, Drugs and Revolution

COLOMBIA / 26 MAY 2014

The FARC is the hemisphere’s oldest and largest insurgency. InSight Crime explores the group’s roots, its growth and its efforts to strike a peace deal with the government.

Chapter 1

The FARC 2002-Present: Decapitation and Rebirth

COLOMBIA / 26 MAY 2014

In August 2002, the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) greeted Colombia's new president with a mortar attack that killed 14 people during his inauguration. The attack…

Chapter 2

The FARC 1964-2002: From Ragged Rebellion to Military Machine

COLOMBIA / 26 MAY 2014

On May 27, 1964 up to one thousand Colombian soldiers, backed by fighter planes and helicopters, launched an assault against less than fifty guerrillas in the tiny community of Marquetalia.

Chapter 3

The FARC and the Drug Trade: Siamese Twins?

COLOMBIA / 26 MAY 2014

The FARC have always had a love-hate relationship with drugs. They love the money it brings, funds which have allowed them to survive and even threaten to topple the state…

Chapter 4

The Reality of the FARC Peace Talks in Havana

COLOMBIA / 26 MAY 2014

If we are to believe the Colombian government, the question is not if, but rather when, an end to 50 years of civil conflict will be reached. Yet the promise…

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