The EPL was founded by the Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist–Leninist) as a 1967 offshoot of the main Colombian Communist Party that disagreed with the Soviet ideological tendencies. The new party created the EPL that same year, and implemented its strategy of promoting socialist revolution from a rural base in order to launch an offensive against urban centers, where it tried to insert urban cells, while simultaneously engaging in sabotage and terrorist activities.
Popular Liberation Army - Colombia (EPL)
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