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Former Colombia FARC freedom fighters to open guerrilla hotel

FARCA faction of redundant FARC rebels in Colombia is building a hotel designed to replicate the hardships of living life on the edge in the jungle. Guests at the La Guajira residence will be able to live like Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia guerrilla fighters at the Casa Verde.

Casa Verde, or the Green House, was the name bestowed on the HQ of the rebels in the nation’s Meta Province. The authentic experiences awaiting the intrepid at La Casa Verde are dining guerrilla style on barely cooked food and sleeping under mosquito nets in makeshift huts.

Since laying down their arms a little over a year ago, FARC commandos have banded together to form communes. One of these is the Cooperativa Gran Paz. This group is behind the scheme to launch the rebel resort.

Spokesperson Einer Lopez said group members had been building the hotel with the rehabilitation salaries they got from the government every month. He said the main building at the Casa Verde would be a more permanent structure than the shacks and better suited to those who didn’t want to rough it too much.

Mr Lopez said once the hotel opens its target will be to supply the genuine rebel with a cause experience with activities such as trekking through the landscapes used in the fight for rural superiority and communism. The only thing allegedly to be left out of the equation is recreations of surprise raids and ambushes with live ammunition.

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