Violent, anti-US, extremist group that advocates the overthrow of the Chilean Government. Leadership largely from leftist elements but includes criminals and alienated youths. Recruits from poorer areas of cities. The leftist group became active in late 1980s. Its assaults during 1990 increased in number and sophistication and continued through 1992. The organization has not recently engaged in terrorist activity.
Has been linked to several assassinations of policemen, bank robberies, and bombings and burnings of Mormon chapels.
Location/Area of Operation
Chile; mainly in Santiago.
May have ties to Cuba.