In 2013 a group calling itself Revolutionary Armed Forces–People’s Liberation formed in the southern state of Guerrero, province of the resort city of Acupulco. A statement issued by the group called President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government repressive, criticizing education reforms as well as a planned energy reform bill that the group said would surrender Mexico’s oil wealth to foreigners. The alleged rebel group accused the government of killing environmental activists, student and rural leaders and other community activists. It demanded the release of detained leaders of self-defense groups in the state saddled with violence. The new group’s name is reminiscent of a small rebel cell known as the Popular Revolutionary Army, which emerged in 1996 and said it followed Marxist ideology. That group’s last known attack was in 2007 when it blew up several oil pipelines.
Revolutionary Armed Forces of the People (FARP) / Revolutionary Armed Forces–People’s Liberation - Mexico
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