Article de la Fundación Ideas para la Paz (FIP) [Fondation Idées pour la paix] – « Terrorisme : Notes pour le comprendre ».
The attack on the General Santander Cadet School of January 17, 2019, in Bogota has revived the specter of terrorism, a weapon used by various groups throughout history. This in-depth analysis of the subject highlights the motivations, effectiveness and adequacy that have resulted so far from the policies of the so-called war on terror.
In Colombia, the main case was undoubtedly the war waged by drug trafficker Pablo Escobar against the Colombian state in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Terrorist acts sought to force a change in the extradition policy. Among the most important attacks is the bombing of the Administrative Security Department (DAS), which left 70 dead and 500 injured, as well as the in-flight explosion of an Avianca plane with 107 people on board.