Colombia’s Ongoing War on Terror Could Reach Capitol HIll

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By JAVIER MANJARRES

farc While both Colombia and the U.S. stand to gain from the 2012 free trade agreement passed by the U.S. Congress, Colombia continues to struggle with a decades-long war against Leftists and paramilitary forces within the country.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which is considered a terrorist organization by Colombia and the United States, has been employing terrorist tactics against the Colombian government and are the top drug traffickers in the region.