Colombia's Santos: accomplice in drug trafficking and terrorism

Official efforts are being undermined by the very individuals that have got to be unflinching in their determination to bring peace to Colombia: its presidents.

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Alek Boyd
On 16 April 2011 14:35

Since the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, in 1948, Colombia has been suffering from an internal armed conflict. Historically, communist guerrilla movements -such as Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces or FARC- have exerted control over much territory, at one point controlling an area that extended to 40% of Colombia. The BBC, not the most objective source of information on issues that expose communism, has reported that 4.6 million people have been displaced in Colombia, due to the conflict between guerrillas and security forces. The FARC, which over the years lost its purpose, has supplanted Colombia's notorious cartels and now finances its terrorist activities  with kidnaps and cocaine trafficking. In fact, it is believed that the FARC is today's Colombia's largest drug cartel, with operations in a number of South American countries, especially in adjacent Venezuela, and Ecuador.

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