The AUC is an umbrella group formed in 1997 to organize loosely affiliated illegal paramilitary groups that emerged to retaliate against leftist guerillas fighting the government and the landed establishment. However, the AU discarded its counter-guerilla mission and turned to the illegal drug trade. The hundreds of millions of dollars that the FARC generates from narcotics trafficking funds the purchase of anti-aircraft missiles and finances the construction of Narco-submarines. The FARC claims that it represent the rural poor against Colombia’s wealthy classes and opposes U.S. influence in Colombia, the privatization of natural resources, multinational corporations, and rightist violence. The U.S. has worked with and funded operations to reduce the flow of narcotics between the U.S. and Colombia, and to help disband FARC and the ELN.VideoVideo: 2012 AUC Lhasa Forces of Colombia (AUC) were formed in the 90s and were blamed for more than 170 000 thousand 597…
Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC)
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