Bolivarian Forces of Liberation

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The Bolivarian Forces of Liberation-Liberator Army (Spanish: Fuerzas Bolivarianas de Liberación – Ejército Libertador, FBL-EL) is a guerrilla organization operating in Venezuela. The group claims to fight for Bolivarianism, a left-wing, South American ideology.

The organization, formed in 1992 as a left-wing nationalist militia to defend against potential entry of Colombian paramilitants and "invasion by imperialist forces", was cited by El Universal to have some 4,000 members in Alto Apure, Apure.[1] The group was accused by a priest in Guasdualito of having recruited young people to become child soldiers, an accusation which was rejected by FBL spokespeople.[2]


  1. ^ "Aseguran que 4 mil hombres de la FBL operan en el Alto Apure". El Universal. 19 July 2005. 
  2. ^ Humberto Márquez (March 2007). "Violencia y silencio fronterizos". IPS. 

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