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NCJ Number: 107736 Find in a Library
Title: Political Violence in Ecuador and the AVC (Alfaro Vive, Carajo)
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:(1987)  Pages:165-174
Author(s): R T Baratta
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 10
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since its return in 1979, Ecuador's civilian constitutional government has been marred by continuous political violence. The newest and most dangerous challenge to regime stability has surfaced over the past few years in the domestic terrorist organization, the Alfara Vive, Carajo (AVC).
Abstract: Beginning as a small, student-led subversive group in 1983, the AVC now appears in coordination with the neighboring Colombian M-19 and Peruvian Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and in cooperation with regional narcotraficantes. Determined government efforts, supported by the United States, have failed decisively to uproot and destroy the AVC. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Terrorist tactics
Index Term(s): Ecuador; Politically motivated violent crimes; Revolutionary or terrorist groups
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