Colombia: Nuclear Security Center will Combat FARC's Nuclear Ambitions
The newly created Center for Nuclear Security in Colombia will work to prevent members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from obtaining nuclear or radiological materials. According to Gen. Rafael Parra, since 2005, the FARC has been trying to buy nuclear materials in Ukraine.
Abstract Number: 20100320
Headline: Colombia: Nuclear Security Center will Combat FARC's Nuclear Ambitions
Date: October 2010
Bibliography: "Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms," BBC News, 20 October 2010, www.bbc.co.uk
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This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.