18 June 2012

COLOMBIA : FARC Rebels Moving From Cocaine Trafficking...To Illegal Gold Mining.

      Long read

      The FARC narco rebels...are slowly changing their economic model.
      There's gold aplenty in Colombia's hills...and apparently also in FARC's future.
      The BBC reports that the rebels have found a more lucrative and safer source of income... illegal mining of oro/gold.
      A Putumayo politician claims FARC is making $450,000 weekly from illegal gold mining.