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A Colombian marine on a field training exercise

Wednesday May 27, 1964 to Present


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Colombian conflict

The Colombian conflict began in the mid-1960s and is a low-intensity asymmetric war between the government of Colombia, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates and communist 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. The most important international contributors to the Colombian conflict are multinational corporations and the government of the United States.

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