The FARC, within Colombia lacking wide support and under growing military pressure, have profited from the growing popularity of Bolivarianism in the region and have friendly ties with numerous Bolivarian organizations in South America. Aside that the rebels have clandestine cells abroad to recruit and train new, foreign guerrillas, the newspaper writes.The core of the FARC’s political ties abroad is the Continental Bolivarian Coordinator (CCB), a coalition of international leftist organizations with offices in 17 countries, including Germany and Switzerland. The FARC are officially part of the organization. Documents on Reyes’ computer show how the FARC even created the CCB and decide the agenda of the organization.Aside the CCB, the FARC is active in several internationally organized forums. The forums, such as the Mexican “Forum of biodiversity” is used, not only by the FARC, to recruit revolutionary youth, who are willing to take up weapons against “capitalist” governments, such as Colombia’s.
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