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United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia

Led by Carlo Castaño, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, or AUC) is a right-wing paramilitary group formed in 1984 to combat guerrilla militias in Colombia. Its use of terror to destroy the guerrilla's support base has ...

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