Who are the people involved in the Colombian War?

The Colombian conflict began in the mid-1960s and is a low-intensity asymmetric war between Colombian governments, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates, and far-left guerrillas such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the National Liberation Army (ELN), fighting each other to increase their influence in Colombian territory.

Where did the Colombian war start in 1999?

In July 1999, Colombian military forces attacked the town of Puerto Lleras, Colombia where FARC rebels were stationed. Using U.S. supplied aircraft and equipment, and backed with U.S. logistical support, Colombian government forces strafed and bombed the town for over 72 hours.

What is the role of Colombia in the Venezuelan crisis?

Analyst Douglas Hernandez looks at the multiple dimensions of the Venezuelan economic crisis and Colombia’s role in escalating it. Promoting or supporting sanctions, wars, or “humanitarian interventions” is easy, any fool can do it. The difficult thing is to see the whole picture of the issue, or what intellectuals call having a holistic view.

Where are people fleeing from Venezuela to Colombia?

Years ago, it was Colombian refugees entering to flee combat on the Colombian side, but now it’s the other way around: Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia, crossing the Arauca river. It’s a hot place.

Why are the FARC and the Colombian government fighting?

Colombian conflict. The reasons for fighting vary from group to group. The FARC and other guerrilla movements claim to be fighting for the rights of the poor in Colombia to protect them from government violence and to provide social justice through communism. The Colombian government claims to be fighting for order and stability,…

Why is the Colombian government fighting the guerrillas?

The Colombian government claims to be fighting for order and stability, and to protect the rights and interests of its citizens. The paramilitary groups claim to be reacting to perceived threats by guerrilla movements.