FARC or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia created as military for the communist party of Colombia in 1964. Fight to support Marxist views. FARC tactics include bombing, murder, mortar attack, kidnapping, extortion, and hijacking, as well as guerrilla and conventional military action against Colombian political, military, and economic targets. The FARC has well-documented ties to a range of drug trafficking activities including cultivation, and distribution. In recent years FARC has been greatly weakened, when a few of there leaders were killed. Paramilitary groups were for farmers against guerilla groups but these people often turned to crime and became gang like.
The Medellin cartel led by Pablo Escobar for years lived in a lenient prison where he could do basically anything he wished. Fearing more prosecution he escaped his imprisonment and declared a full on war against the government where he kill many civilians and officials using similar tactics to those used on Israel by Palestine. Eventually Escobar was killed and the cartel went with him. All large cartels disappeared soon after and were replaced by small ones that are harder to be tracked
Example of corruption: The 1998 political race for president was between Conservative Party candidate Andrés Pastrana and the Liberal Party candidate Ernesto Samper, Samper being the victor. Pastrana released cassettes revealing that Samper's campaign had received financing from the Cali drug cartel. Example of kidnapping: luis cuellar was kidnapped in 2009 and later found dead
Groups are able to get weapons using drug money Colombia has 46% of its population living under the poverty line
This has led to a drastic drop in the tips received from citizens on the whereabouts of crime Murder rate 60 people for ever 100,000 people
This has been successful up to this point the coca production has reduced 58%. This past April the plan entered the nationalization part of the plan. This is where Colombia will begin to take full financial responsibility of the issue. The US has already given 8 billion in aid. With less money FARC has been losing support and is being pushed back into less territory. But this is not helping with the poverty problem which is still very prevalent.
Every day; 800 children are orphaned by violence 2 are kidnapped 6 commit suicide 50 Become involved in Guerilla warfare over 3000 are assaulted