Bolivarian Forces of Liberation
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. 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.
- "Aseguran que 4 mil hombres de la FBL operan en el Alto Apure". El Universal. 19 July 2005.
- Humberto Márquez (March 2007). "Violencia y silencio fronterizos". IPS.
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