FARC, Peace and Possible Criminalization

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2013

The possibility of ending 50 years of civil conflict is in sight. While the majority of Colombians want to see peace, for themselves and their children, the enemies of the process say crime, not peace, is on the horizon.

Chapter 1

Possible Scenarios for the FARC’s Fragmentation

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2013

There are three possible scenarios for the fragmentation and/or criminalization of the FARC. The first could occur during peace talks, the second once an agreement is reached, and the last…

Chapter 2

Could Colombia’s FARC Rebels Break Apart?

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2013

The possibility of ending nearly 50 years of civil conflict is being dangled before Colombia. While the vast majority of the Colombian public want to see peace, the enemies of…

Chapter 3

The EPL and “Megateo”: the Future of the FARC?

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2013

While the demobilization of the M-19 rebel movement is perhaps the most famous guerrilla peace deal in Colombia's history, the Popular Liberation Army (Ejercito Popular de Liberacion – EPL), which…

Chapter 4

Criminal Activities of the FARC and Rebel Earnings

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2013

The FARC engage in criminal activities to fund their struggle to overthrow the state. There is very little difference between the way they and the BACRIM raise money. The only…

Chapter 5

Ivan Rios Bloc: the FARC’s Most Vulnerable Fighting Division

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2013

When considering the possibilities that the FARC may break apart, the Ivan Rios Bloc is a helpful case study because it is perhaps the weakest of the FARC's divisions in…

Chapter 6

Criminalization of FARC Elements Inevitable

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2013

While there is no doubt that the FARC have only a tenuous control over some of their more remote fronts, there is no evidence of any overt dissident faction within…

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