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Summary: The Revolutionary Armed Forces Of Colombia

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) is the largest and oldest paramilitary group operating in South America, specifically based in the Republic of Colombia. For more than half a century, the FARC has been terrorizing the Colombian Government and populous by means of extortion, kidnapping, and assassination, in hopes of reaching its goals of controlling Colombia’s political system. The United States (U.S.) Government categorizes the FARC as a terrorist organization. It is imperative the US immediately implements and conducts full spectrum Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operations against the FARC in order to disrupt their efforts of controlling the Colombia or have an influence in the…show more content…
The FARC implements numerous tactics and techniques such as bombings, murder, mortar attacks, kidnapping, extortion, and hijacking. The FARC utilizes guerrilla and conventional military tactics against Colombian political, military, and economic targets. The FARC is very effective when utilizing tactics and procedures due to constant training and the continuous update of their arsenal. According to (Counterterrorism Calendar 2013), “The FARC has ties to a range of drug trafficking activities, including taxation, cultivation, and distribution. The group considers U.S. persons to be legitimate military targets due to U.S. support to the Colombian Government.” The four were freed by Colombian security forces in July 2008.” The FARC has become more involved with kidnapping and extortion, which is a major source of revenue. The targets for kidnappings are politicians, executives from petroleum, banana, commercial agriculture, and cattle industries, because they have a bigger ransom value. The FARC has also profited tremendously from drug…show more content…
The most major environmental concerns in Colombia are soil erosion, deforestation, and air pollution. The constant heavy rainfall have significantly contributed to the overall soil erosion. The soil has also been damaged by overuse of pesticides by farmers who cultivate crops. The most significant causes for deforestation are the exaggerated commercial exploitation of the forest in the country. Vehicle emissions in the big cities are also the cause of the pollution problem. Safe drinking water is available mostly for urban areas and not as much of the rural areas. The lack of safe drinking water in rural communities increases the risk for viruses and infections on the
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