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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Colombia's FARC Removed from US Terrorist Groups List, Two Splinter Groups Added

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Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) patrol a roadway near San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia, in 1999

The United States on Tuesday revoked its designation of the Colombian group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia as a foreign terrorist organization five years after it reached a peace deal with the Colombian government.

The 2016 peace accord ended the FARC's part in the Andean country's decades-old internal armed conflict, which has left millions displaced and more than 260,000 dead. The group no longer exists as a unified organization that engages in terrorism, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

The two dissident groups that have formed out of FARC, La Segunda Marquetalia and FARC-EP, or People's Army, have been designated as foreign terrorist organizations, he added.

"The decision to revoke the designation does not change the posture with regards to any charges or potential charges in the United States against former leaders of the FARC, including for narcotrafficking," Blinken said.

Removing the terrorist designation will make it easier for the United States to support the implementation of the accord, he said. The decision will allow U.S. government agencies like the Agency for International Development to work on peace implementation in parts of Colombia where demobilized FARC soldiers are located. The U.S. action was welcomed by the Colombian government.

"This is a decision which further facilitates the support we receive from the government of the United States on all fronts of implementation," said Emilio Archila, the Colombian official charged with carrying out the accord. He blamed Segunda Marquetalia for some targeted killings of former rebels.

Founded in 1964, FARC was responsible for summary executions and kidnappings of thousands of people, including Americans. "The designation of FARC-EP and Segunda Marquetalia is directed at those who refused to demobilize and those who are engaged in terrorist activity," Blinken said. The United States also designated the leaders of those organizations as specially designated global terrorists, he said.

Source Reuters


  1. I highly doubt anybody in Mexico controls the cocaine trade in Colombia. Its kinda laughable when you think about it.

    1. Me too I am not laughing you punk!

    2. The biggest amount of money comes from controlling the transportation/smuggling of it...the Colombians do make a good profit from what they buy the base from the farmers, so likely that is all controlled by the Colombians but once it leaves, the routes are controlled largely by Mexican groups or others depending on where its headed. And that is where it becomes more valuable in both price and scarcity.

    3. You could say Mexican control the flow into the United States but outside the United States they can not compete with Colombian or South American groups

    4. Stop living in the 80s & 90s... the Colombians are the mexicans bitches

  2. When they gonna add BLM to the US Terrorist Group List ?
    That is the real threat to the USA !

    1. We got a saying in the Black community:"Don't start no shit and there won't be no shit."

    2. "If yo don't give a darn, we don't give a fuck!"

    3. We got saying in the Law Abiding ,Tax Paying ,Hard Working community:

      "Dont like the cops stop breaking the law"

    4. BLM is a TOTAL FRAUD! 🤣 when blacks stop murdering blacks then black lives MIGHT matter! It's all part of the RACE CARD and not wanting to take responsibility for your heinous crimes 💯

    5. Hey Juan Rambo, no matter what you say on here, everyone can see how insecure and inferior you are to the dark ones, you can keep your mind off of them. You can’t beat one up or defeat them physically, so you come online and finally can be the man you always wanted to be 🤣🤣🤣

    6. @ Bubba
      Stop stealing WIFI to write silly comments.You are wearing a hoodie so you think you are bullet proof just like skittles boy.

      Do something productive in your community . Stop living off food stamps and section 8 . Stop breaking the law.stop living the "thug life"..I can predict you will be on the ground somewhere bawling "I cant breathe!"
      Or on the way to the hospital because a "brotha" hurt you !

      Do you keep it on the downlow with James Brown?

    7. Say ya all James Brown, has not been the same since, Barney Harris did at a shootout at a CJNG safehouse. Chillin is what Brown is doing at the crib, ya all dig, he did do nuffin. Cheers to Old English.

  3. FARC laid down their weapons in 2016 under a peace agreement which has been continually breached by the government and right-wing militias. Some 180 plus ex-combatants on the leftist side have been targeted by right wing paramilitary groups, and government forces. Patience is wearing extremely thin among FARC leaders.


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