Uribe takes control. In 2002, Álvaro Uribe was elected president of Colombia and pledged to aggressively pursue Plan Colombia as part of his larger security platform. As part of this process, Uribe launched raids against FARC leaders and initiated a highly controversial program to demobilize and disarm the AUC paramilitary organization and reintegrate its fighters into society.
Above, Colombian soldiers watch over former guerrillas and paramilitary fighters who have enlisted in the amnesty program.
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