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Movimiento de 19 de Abril

M-19 or the 19th of April Movement was a Colombian guerilla mouvement formed in 1974 (January, 17).

Leaders: Antonio Navarro Wolff, Jaime Bateman Cayón, Carlos Toledo Plata, Alvaro Delgado Fayad and Carlos Pizarro León-Gómez.

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El Movimiento de 19 de Abril was considered as the second largest guerrilla group in Colombia after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. M-19 became a political party in the late 1980s: AD/M-19, Alianza Democrática M-19 or the M-19 Democratic Alliance.

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19 refers to The April 19, 1970 elections unjustly stolen from presidential candidate Rojas Pinilla. M-19 was founded to ‘fight for a more open political system and a popular democracy in Colombia’.

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Read more: April 19 Movement (Stanford)

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