Payment of tuition fees by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to students who collaborate with the group and assist in recruiting other students (1999-2000) [COL38925.E]

No information on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) activities and recruitment in universities could be found among the sources consulted, beyond that provided in COL34359.E of 17 May 2000, COL33439.E of 24 December 1999 and the attached articles. Please note that the attached 2001 Washington Post article refers to situations in the year 2000 and previous years.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Inter Press Service (IPS). 16 September 1999. Yadira Ferrer. "Rights-Colombia: Civil War Spills Over Into Universities." (NEXIS)

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 27 March 2000. Vol. 32, No. 11. Martin Dayani. "War Extends to Campuses," pp. 4-5.

The Washington Post. 30 May 2001. Scott Wilson. "Left Becomes Target at Colombian Universities." [Accessed 28 Aug. 2002]