MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will launch its political party on Friday as part of the national reconciliation process.
Moreover, Colombia's FARC movement, formerly known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has chosen a new name and logo on Friday, media reported. The group will keep the acronym FARC, which will now stand for the Alternative Revolutionary Force for the Common People, and adopt a red rose as the party's symbol, the BBC broadcaster reported.
FARC was formed in 1964 as the military wing of Colombia's Communist Party. The half-century war between the FARC and the Colombian government claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.