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Brazil Says FARC Guerrillas Have Base in Brazilian Territory

Colombia's FARC According to secret Federal Police reports, extracts of which were published Sunday by daily O Estado de S. Paulo, the Colombian guerrilla force FARC has “permanent bases in Brazil.”

According to the intelligence documents from the Brazilian federal police, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, have been long established in the Brazilian jungle to collect money from the sale of drugs and for the provision of equipments and chemicals that are smuggled into Colombia along the porous border area.

The guerrilla apparently sells drugs to organized crime in Brazil and sends back to Colombia cash, military hardware, fuel and chemicals used for the refining of cocaine.

The originally Marxist oriented FARC guerrillas, fighting the Colombian government for over four decades, are said now to have a “strategic” alliance with the powerful drug cartels, exchanging protection for drugs.

The intelligence report is based on evidence from several Colombian top drug distributors captured and sent to jail in Brazil and who allegedly are also members of the FARC organization.

Colombian Jose Samuel Sánchez was arrested with other Colombians and Brazilians, involved in a vast cocaine trafficking network and were in direct contact with the FARC for drugs, arms and logistic support.

According to O Estado, Sanchez operated from Manaus in the Amazon from where he was in permanent contact with FARC three times a day, making use of sophisticated communications system.

“FARC are operating on the Brazilian side of the border away from the permanent pressure from the Colombian army and to avoid armed clashes, since the guerrilla movement has been losing ground in Colombia”, according to the intelligence reports quoted in the Brazilian press. 

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  • asp

    man, you show this and take it away, what is up with that ?
    how can there be a discusion about this when you always take it away

    what , joaw ? no comment from you ? since your neighborhood is flooded with crack cocaine, i would think you would be coming in praising the truth told in this article

    whats a matter ? hard cold truth too boring for the tea and crummpets crowd ? i guess it makes loyld cata look like a fantacy fiction afficiando…..always so great to hear his tall tails about what he thinks the real problems of brazil are….

  • capnamerca

    But why not also mention . . .
    the Chavez connection, which also links Iran and Russia to the supply of weapons being used on the streets of Brazil? Who’s your daddy?

  • asp

    ” americans in colombian bases of the farc hooked up with drug gangs bringing a river of crack into the country”

    sould read “….bases , or, farc hooked up with drug gangs”

  • asp

    i mean , fucking “doh”
    there it is

    does anyone have any doubt now about why there is so much crack cocaine flowing all over brazil ?

    does anyone now think farc are just marxist “freedom fighters”?

    does anyone now think that farc is not affecting brazilian society in a deep way ? contributing to the devastation of the people in brazil

    what is more threatening to brazil now, americans in colombian bases of the farc hooked up with drug gangs bringing a river of crack into the country

    every report you hear about coke busts and coke devastaion of society in brazl, should be looked on with new eyes with this report

    finaly, thank you to brazzil dot com for having this article to shed some light on some of the real problems facing brazil now

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