National Liberation Army (Bolivia)
The National Liberation Army was a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla organization that operated in Bolivia during the 1960s and 1970s. It was formed by Che Guevara and backed by Fidel Castro's government in Cuba and the Soviet-led alliance in the Cold War. Its foco offensive, beginning in 1966, faltered and Guevara was captured and executed in October, 1967.
In August, 1973 this communist party joined the Revolutionary Coordinating Junta to advance fraternal party insurgencies elsewhere in the Southern Cone as well as its own. The U.S.-supported military regimes of the region responded with Operation Condor the following year.
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