CVE INITIATIVES IN SOUTH AMERICA

  1. DPF Anti-Terrorism Division of Brazil

Other than taking initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, legislation, border security, countering terrorist financing and regional and international cooperation, the government of Brazil also took a step by establishing a DPF Anti-Terrorism Division to address threats of radicalization and to counter violent extremism.

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  1. Countering Radicalization to Violence and Violent Extremism in Colombia

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejercito del Pueblo – FARC-EP or FARC) is Colombia’s biggest insurgent guerilla movement – initially established as Marxist-Leninist peasant force – involved in armed conflict since 1964.

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  1. Countering Radicalization to Violence and Violent Extremism in Peru

The government of Peru invested heavily in the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro rivers (Valle de Ios Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro – VRAEM) in order to break the links between the valley’s residents and Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path – SL), a left-wing radical organization in Peru.

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