HUFUD proudly reproduces an in-depth analysis of the half century-long Colombian Civil War, by kind permission of Covert Action Magazine, penned by HUFUD’s Vice-President, the young Angelo Cardona. Covert Action Magazine is one of the few Media outlets in the world publishing truths the general public ignores, blinded by the Corporate Media. – Alberto Portugheis, HUFUD President

Funeral of slain guerrilla fighter, one of many victims of Colombia’s long civil war. [Source: trtworld.com]

Washington has long helped fuel the devastating conflict in Colombia that goes back to the era of La Violencia in World War II

Colombia has been living with one of the longest armed conflicts in the world. A peace agreement to end the more than 50-year-old armed civil war was signed in Havana, Cuba, in 2016 between Colombia’s Military Forces and the insurgent’s group, The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (People’s Army or FARC).

Despite this historic event, violence continues in the country relentlessly. The New York Times reported in a front-page article on Saturday, March 27th, that “remote towns like Puerto Cachicamo have yet to see the schools, clinics, and jobs the government promised in the [peace] agreement. Thousands of dissident FARC combatants have returned to battle, or never laid down their arms, and are fighting rivals for control of illicit markets. Mass killings and forced displacement are again regular occurrences.”

The Times’s article went on to detail how the Colombian government had bombed a rebel camp in an effort to “take out a high-profile dissident FARC leader known by the alias Gentil Duarte.” The camp turned out to be full of young people and at least two children under the age of 16 were killed.

The Origins of the Colombian Armed Conflict

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