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CHILDREN IN COLOMBIAN NARCOTERRORIST GUERRILLAS

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minor girl in the guerrilla

Which is the future for these children and Colombian young people kidnapped and recruited to the force, with deceits and threats by the narcoterrorist organizations Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Army of National Liberation (ELN)?

Responsible:
Army of National Liberation ELN
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

The children take the weight of the war in Colombia
Gonzalo Guillén
El Nuevo Herald, Miami
November 8 of 2002

Bogotá
November 20 of 2002
mujeres y niñas en la guerrilla Of the 6,000 women who in average integrate the FARC and the Army of National Liberation (ELN), the 40 percent (that is to say, 2,500) is young whose ages oscillate between the 12 and the 17 years.
It is considered, also, that the majority nucleus of adult guerrilla women fluctuates between the 18 and 22 years of age.

Departament: Cauca
Municipality: Corinto
February 19 of 2003
The authorities of the municipality of Corinto, to the north of the department of the Cauca, denounced that the organization narco-terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is using minors to maintain to sentimental relations with soldiers and police, and thus to accede to information that it has to be given to the rebellious group under capital punishment.
Natalie Osorio, 16, assassinated by FARC In agreement with information of the Police, Natalie Osorio, 16 years old, is the third adolescent assassinated when refusing carry out an order distributed by the terrorist group.
Another girl who managed to escape of the persecution of the brigands and that is under judicial protection, denounced that she was forced to maintain romance with members of the public force to gain his confidence, and that was threatened of death if it did not obey the instructions of the terrorists.
Assassinated:
NATALIE OSORIO, 16

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Children, victims of the war in Colombia
March 7 of 2003
According to a special report of the Army of Colombia, a total of 250 minors died, was wounded or mutilated in which it goes of year 2003 as a result of acts of violence in the conflict armed in Colombia.
In the last two years died in Colombia 4077 minors in violent form, in agreement with the mentioned report, that mentions data of the National Legal Medicine Institute and of the organization nongovernmental “Coalition against the entailment of children and young people to the war”, and emphasizes that the vulnerable people but in the armed confrontation are the children and the adolescents, in the measurement in that are fatal victims of the antipersonnel mines, of the attacks on the part of groups armed illegal in countryside and at the moment they are meat of tube in the terrorist attacks that the country in the cities lives specially.
According to statistics, the departments of Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Tolima, Meta and Santander are the regions where more violations against the childhood are registered.

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Army of Nacional Liberation (ELN)
United Self-defense of Colombia (AUC)

The FARC recruits children for sexual abuse in Colombia
January 17 of 2004
A report given to the UN by the organization nongovernmental “Coalition To stop Using Minors as SoldiersWelded” with seat in London says that about 11000 smaller children of 14 years have been recruited by diverse groups armed in Colombia and that frequently they have used to the children with sexual aims.
In the chapter dedicated to Colombia, this ONG assures that young until of 12 years have been trained to use explosive and arms, and that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has forced the children to become lovers of adult combatants, to use contraceptives and to be put under abortions.
According to the ONG, it is known of adolescents who were kidnapped of amazonian tribes in Brazil and of the case of a boy of 10 years who acted in a suicidal attack.
With respect to the United Self-defense of Colombia (AUC), these continues recruiting smaller of 15 years although the international regulations stipulate that age like the recruitment minim.

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Ejército de Liberación Nacional ELN
United Self-defense of Colombia (AUC)

The FARC recruits indigenous minors in Guanía, Colombia
July 27 of 2004
The indigenous governor of the Greater Town hall of the Defense Average and High Inírida, department of Guanía, has denounced that the organization narco-terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), recruited to the indigenous minors Hernando Sanchez Plowed, Rafel Dasilva, Wilmer Arara, Rodolfo Garci'a, Hernando Rodriguez, Leonel Rodriguez, Manuel Medina, Daniel Medina and Enrique Plowed of the ethnic groups Curripaco and Puinave in the department of Guanía.
The formal denunciation by “drafting” was made before Public Prosecutor 33 in Inirida, capital of the department.
Kidnapped:
HERNANDO SÁNCHEZ ARARA
RAFEL DASILVA
WILMER ARARA
RODOLFO GARCÍA
HERNANDO RODRÍGUEZ
LEONEL RODRÍGUEZ
MANUEL MEDINA
DANIEL MEDINA
ENRIQUE ARARA

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

The FARC recruits minors in Soacha, Colombia
Departament: Cundinamarca
August 19 of 2004
Taking advantage of the accomplishment in the Senate Colombia of the forum on the High humanitarian crisis that lives the sector on Cazucá, in Soacha, Cundinamarca, one distressed family mother denounced the recruitment of 300 minors on the part of the organization narco-terrorist Revolutionary Fuerzas Armadas of Colombia (FARC) in that region.
According to the denouncer two months ago FARC recruited to the force between 35 and 40 minors, including her son, Eider Andres Galindo Caicedo, of 13 years of age. Only in Cazuca, 260 young people have disappeared in the year and other 40 in the zone of San Cristobal.

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

The AUC recruit minors in Villavicencio, Colombia
Departament: Meta
March of 2005
Cristian Camilo Cardenas, 12 years old, disappeared when he went from his house to the school in the district the Morichal, one of but the poor ones of Villavicencio, Meta. His cousin Marlon Andres Ortega, 15, also disappeared to the three days, and two children more of the district: Yordan Yamil Martinez, of 12 years, and another one of 11 years.
Cristian Camilo Cardenas, de 12 años, kidnapped by  AUC Yordan Yamil Martinez, de 12 años, kidnapped by  AUC Marlon Andres Ortega, de 15 años, kidnapped by AUC
Cristian Camilo Cardenas Yordan Yamil Martinez Marlon Andres Ortega
In agreement with information they could be recruited to the force by a dissidence of the Squad Centauros of the United Self-defense of Colombia, that would not be the first time that recruits minor. It is known that at the moment is doing it in Puerto Lleras and Puerto Rico, department of Meta.
Kidnapped:
CRISTIAN CAMILO CÁRDENAS, 12 años
YORDÁN YAMIL MARTÍNEZ, 12 años
MARLON ANDRÉS ORTEGA, 15 años

Responsible:
United Self-defense of Colombia (AUC)

They accuse the FARC to recruit children in Soto, Santander, Colombia
Bogotá
February 3 of 2006
The cupola of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was formally accused by the Office of the public prosecutor of the crimes of illicit recruitment of children and push them to break the law.
In combat operations of the Army in the middle of year 2001, in Soto, Santander, the troops stopped to around 50 children who integrated the mobile column “Arturo Ruiz” of that organization narco-terrorist.
According to information of the Office of the public prosecutor, the minors were taken to campings of the terrorists where they received military training.

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Children in the guerrilla
June of 2006
After combats between troops of Army and guerrillas of 58 and 35 squads of Armed Forces Revolutionary of Colombia - (FARC) in department of Antioquia and Coast Atlantic, were seized to commanders guerrilla two computers with information that demonstrates to the high recruitment of minors on the part of that organization narco-terrorist and the cruel treatments and punishments to that the children are put under and where they take to the worse part the children, that are violated and put under in their sexuality, finally to force them to abort in conditions of high risk for its life.
Alejandra, kidnapped by FARC Argenis, kidnapped by FARC Carolina, kidnapped by FARC
'Alejandra'
Age of Recruitment: 15
'Argenis'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Carolina'
Age of Recruitment: 14
Deisy, kidnapped by FARC Denis, kidnapped by FARC Elena, kidnapped by FARC
'Deisy'
Age of Recruitment: 15
'Denis'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Elena'
Age of Recruitment: 14
Erika, kidnapped by FARC Gloria, kidnapped by FARC Karina, kidnapped by FARC
'Erika'
Age of Recruitment: 13
'Gloria'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Karina'
Age of Recruitment: 15
Kelly, kidnapped by FARC Kelly, kidnapped by FARC Liliana, kidnapped by FARC
'Kelly'
Age of Recruitment: 15
'Kelly'
Age of Recruitment: 15
'Liliana'
Age of Recruitment: 16
Lorena, kidnapped by FARC Marcela, kidnapped by FARC Maribel, kidnapped by FARC
'Lorena'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Marcela'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Maribel'
Age of Recruitment: 14
Martha, kidnapped by FARC Merlys, kidnapped by FARC Milena, kidnapped by FARC
'Martha'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Merlys'
Age of Recruitment: 15
'Milena'
Age of Recruitment: 13
Monica, kidnapped by FARC Paola, kidnapped by FARC Tania, kidnapped by FARC
'Monica'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Paola'
Age of Recruitment: 15
'Tania'
Age of Recruitment: 14
Veronica, kidnapped by FARC Viki, kidnapped by FARC Yamilet, kidnapped by FARC
'Veronica'
Age of Recruitment: 15
'Viki'
Age of Recruitment: 14
'Yamilet'
Age of Recruitment: 14
Yureli, kidnapped by FARC    
'Yureli'
Age of Recruitment: 14
   

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Army rescues guerrilla girl left by the CRAF
Arauca
July 19 of 2006
Troops of Brigade 18 of the Army, with seat in the department of Arauca, rescued a guerrilla girl, who had been left 15 days back by her companions after a combat.
The small one that had a shot of gun in a leg, survived miraculously, during that time, gave to two guns with which it had been left, the ammunition and quartermaster equipment, that the bandits left left.
The girl, recruited to the force, recovers while she keeps the hope to meet again itself with his family.

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

FARC orders to recruit minors
Departament: Arauca
August 10 of 2006
In the last week, near 400 children, in agreement with information of the Function and position of agent of the municipality of Tame, department of Arauca, to the east of Colombia in limits with Venezuela, they have left the field before the announcement of Armed Forces Revolutionary of Colombia (FARC) and Army of National liberation (ELN), that are faced in that region from the month of last December.
According to the personero in the last week 60 families have been moved of their parcels, before the announcement of the guerrilla to take to the minors.
The Secretariat of Education of that Municipality informed that in less of eight days, 54 students, the all greater ones of 10 years, different and rural school did not return to schools classes in.
Also the attendance diminishes per days. According to the mayor of Tame, the greater problems are occurring in the paths El Botalón, Puerto Nidia, Cravo Charo, Costa Rica, La Arenosa, Puerto Jordán, Santo Domingo, Alto Cauca y La Arabia, where the confrontations between the guerrilla are frequent. In the municipality of Saravena, the function and position of agent at your service informed that in the last week a total of 80 families has arrived moved to that locality, fleeing from the narcotics detective guerrilla to recruit minors.
 
14000 CHILDREN IN ROWS OF ILLEGAL GROUPS
According to information of the Nations United for the Childhood (Unicef), in Colombia there are approximately 14000 children in the rows of the illegal armed groups.
Half of the minor ones would be part active of the combats, whereas the 7000 rest would comprise of the urban military services of the insurgent movements.
According to the Unicef, two of each three children who enter these groups are recruited before turning the 15 years. In spite of this, they assure that single the 14 percent of these minors enters these groups of forced way.
In agreement with the report, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is the group with greater number of children in their rows.


Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Two children die in combats with the Army
Departament: Norte de Santander
April 17 of 2008
In fighting between army troops and narco-terrorists of the National Liberation Army - NLA, in a rural area of the municipality of El Tarra, Norte de Santander, two minors under 14 and 17, who used camouflage uniforms and carried rifles, were killed.
This highlighted the growing linkage of children to armed groups operating in the region known as El Catatumbo and their participation in armed conflict, which almost always end up bearing the brunt.
The recruitment of minors in Norte de Santander is more critical in the municipalities of Teorama, El Tarra, Tibú and Convention.
Between 2000 and 2008, 2349 children and adolescents who have become separated from the guerrillas across the country have joined the specialized care program of the Colombian Family Welfare Institute, ICBF.
Of these, 1,820 are from the FARC, 471 from the National Liberation Army, NLA, 24 from People's Liberation Army, EPL, 10 from Guevara Revolutionary Army, ERG and 24 from the Popular Revolutionary Army, ERP.

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
National Liberation Army ELN

More than 8,000 children in war
Bogotá
February 11 of 2008
Between 8,000 and 14,000 children are part of the ranks of illegal armed organizations in Colombia.
Girls kidnapped by the guerrillas
Minor kidnapped by guerrillas Minor kidnapped by guerrillas Minor kidnapped by guerrillas
Minor kidnapped by guerrillas Minor kidnapped by guerrillas Minor kidnapped by guerrillas
The vice presidency denounced all this in a report to be presented by the Intersectoral Commission for the prevention of recruitment and use of children and adolescents by groups outside the law.

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
National Liberation Army ELN

Children of war
April of 2008
   

Responsible:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
National Liberation Army ELN

'Los Rastrojos' would be responsible for murdering and sexually exploiting girls in Nariño.
Departament: Nariño
Municipality: Bocas de Satinga
Abril 4 de 2012
Severe cases of violence against children occurs in the department of Nariño. The victims are sexually exploited children. Two have already been killed and eleven are threatened. Apparently, they are pursued by 'Los Rastrojos' because they have been providing information to authorities.
Bocas de Satinga authorities in Nariño, asked for protection for 11 minors sexually exploited by those bands. Apparently, girls between 13 and 15 are indicated by criminals to deliver information to Marines on caches belonging to the criminal structure.
In the last few hours two children were killed. The villagers say that 11 more are at high risk. The Marine Corps is investigating the facts, while civil authorities demand that the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) make presence in the area to protect 11 children alleged to be threatened.
Responsible:
Los Rastrojos

The FARC uses children as possible suicidal to attack the authorities
Junio de 2012
Bogotá, 24 jun (EFE).- The National Police of Colombia denounced with a video that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) used minors with the body painted green to blend in and shoot or activate devices without suspicion.
In the footage, broadcast on local media, appears an alleged 14-year old guerrilla fighter explosives laden, half-naked, painted green and wounded in the leg after a fight in the Catatumbo area, in northeastern Colombia, which was curated by Police nurses.

Also sees a camouflaged 17-year old, which according to authorities activated the explosives against the troops and then died and an unknown number of agents of the Colombian security forces.

Colonel Eliécer Camacho, police commander of Norte de Santander, said on Caracol TV newscast that these children are trained for about eight months in rural areas "where they are subjected to heavy training almost inhuman."

Among these processes, one that is said to "strengthen a callus on the sole that makes up the sole of the shoe, mainly for not being hurt by thorns, glass and stone, and reach as quietly as the objective, which is to murder members of the security forces ".

According to figures from the Program of Humanitarian Attention to the Demobilized (PADH) Colombian government, between 2002 and 2011 a total of 2,962 demobilized children, who were part of illegal armed groups.
Responsibles:
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

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