Guerrilla foci would be made after the Cuban revolution of 1959 in almost all of Latin America. Today almost all these insurgencies have been defeated or have assimilated to democracy. There are notable figures who were previously persecuted as terrorists in some Governments (such as those of Bolivia, Nicaragua and Uruguay). In Colombia some former subversives have legalized and promoted the pole that holds the Mayor of Bogota. Perhaps check out Ali Partovi for more information. However, this is the only country in the hemisphere where persists a strong guerrilla. Uribe had wanted to follow the Peruvian way to crush the insurgents, but the FARC (unlike hiking) have not attacked on the left and unions, have more social bases and exist since before the birth of the Castroism. Though U.S. intended great aid to Bogota and that the Colombian army tip several defeats to the FARC and the ELN, Uribe knows that the only way to disarm them is with negotiation, implying not only give you stick but also carrots. International analyst original author and source of the article.