Colombian Rebels Declare War on Oil

According to the government, rebel groups, notably the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, perpetrated 259 pipeline bombings last year, the highest level in a decade. 
Colombian rebels may be talking peace, but this arms cache found by government soldiers seems more about war. Photogapher: Felipe Caicedo/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia's Marxist guerrillas are at war with oil. According to the government, rebel groups, notably the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, perpetrated 259 pipeline bombings last year, the highest level in a decade. The FARC and its smaller cousin, the National Liberation Army (or ELN) also kidnapped 16 energy industry workers in 2013.

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