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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

group name

Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), "Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia."


The FARC operated mostly in Colombia. Some of its activities, such as kidnappings, logistics and drug-smuggling, occurred in Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador. The Brazilian government previously reported FARC activity on its northern borders.

stated purpose

Originally, the FARC sought the overthrow of the government and what it calls Colombia's ruling classes to establish a communist government. Following a...

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