Colombia's FARC rebels launch political partyStaff Writer | September 2, 2017
Colombia's FARC rebel group has realigned itself as a political party following an accord that ended one of Latin America's longest guerrilla wars.
LatAm Common Alternative Revolutionary Force
FARC's shift in focus began in June, when the militant group became fully disarmed as part of a peace agreement with the government.
"We will fight against corruption and the rot of those who have been governing our country," FARC leader Pablo Catatumbo said of the new political party's goals.
Formerly known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the group changed its name to Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, which maintains the four-letter acronym in Spanish. ■