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From a Times Photo Essay. Photographer Alvaro Ybarra Zavala spent several months embedded with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) or FARC, a marxist insurgent organization that has waged a guerilla war against the Colombian government for nearly half a century. Though their fight has cost thousands of lives, in recent years the organization has come under intense pressure from a strong Military offensive heavily supported by American intelligence/defense agencies. In June, the groups top commander, Guillermo Torres, was captured in Venezuela, yet another devastating blow to the struggling organization.

(Source: TIME)

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    this is what we are fighting against !!!
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