united self-defense group of colombia

united self-defense group of colombia

noun
a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members; "the AUC conducted over 800 assassinations in one year" [syn: United Self-Defense Force of Colombia
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