Category: Guerrilla

Colombia Elects Former Guerrilla Petro as First Progressive President

BOGOTA/BUCARAMANGA—Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement, who has vowed social and economic change, won Colombia’s presidency on Sunday, the first progressive to do so in the country’s history. Petro, 62, beat construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez with an unexpectedly wide margin of more than 700,000 votes. Petro, a former mayor of…


Army Special Forces to Fight in ‘Realistic’ Guerrilla War Exercise Across Rural North and South Carolina

Army Special Forces candidates will fight in a “realistic” guerrilla war across counties in rural North and South Carolina later this month, with young soldiers battling seasoned “freedom fighters,” the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School said in a news release cited by local media. The training exercise is known as “Robin Sage” after…