Colombia FARC rebels reborn as ‘revolutionary’ party

Colombia’s FARC former guerrillas relaunch Friday as a political party, changing their logo of rifles for a red rose after disarming to end a half-century civil conflict. FARC leader Rodrigo Londono on Thursday announced the name of the new party: the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force. The name controversially retains the same acronym and the revolutionary spirit…

The member of the FARC’s political party ‘Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Comun’, Ivan Marquez, raise a rose during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, 01 September 2017. The leadership of the political party FARC, which emerged from the demobilized FARC guerrillas, said the party will be made up of 111 members, including several women and will be an example of democracy for Colombia. EPA-EFE/Leonardo Munoz