REGIONAL THREAT WATCH: LATIN AMERICA Major terrorist groups
Matthew Henman, Head of the IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre analyses the various threats
The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) is a Marxist insurgent group based and operating in Colombia, and represents the best equipped, trained, and organised guerrilla organisation in Latin America. The group was officially founded in 1966 by Pedro Antonio Marín (alias Manuel Marulanda) as the armed wing of the Colombian Communist Party, and engaged in a rural insurgency with the objective of overthrowing the Government and establishing a Marxist system in its place. At its peak, due to the . . .