Guaviare


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Guaviare

 

in its upper course called the Guayabero, a river in Colombia (South America), left-bank tributary of the Orinoco River. Length, about 1,300 km; basin area, about 140,000 sq km. It rises in the Eastern Cordillera, flows through the Mesa de Pardaos highlands, where it forms three falls, and then through the Orinoco lowlands. The river abounds in rapids; it is fed mainly by rain, and summer freshets are characteristic. It is navigable for small craft from the mouth of a left-bank tributary, the Ariari River (with interruptions at rapids).

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In August last year, the army attacked a FARC base in southern Guaviare province and found the car from which Muramatsu was kidnapped as well as his belongings.
In recent years, coca cultivation has dramatically increased, as aerial eradication--without accompanying alternative development programs--shifted production from Guaviare province in south central Colombia to the Putumayo region along the Ecuadorian border.
The Colombian federal prosecutor's office reports that on July 12, 1997, 15 of Castano's paramilitaries were allowed to land in San Jose del Guaviare en route to Mapiripan (Gomez, 2000).
According to OPIAC's Juaibioy, those companies are already in Guaviare, and are looking at invading Caqueta and Amazona.
When asked about the program, Henderson responds, "You're getting into an area I wouldn't want to see in print." DynCorp personnel at the San Jose del Guaviare military base in southern Colombia told Robberson they were under strict orders not to speak with the press.
They live between the Inirida and Guaviare rivers in the Department of Guaviare.
Where the FARC is stronger (Caquet(, Guaviare, Meta, and Putumayo), the cartels pay taxes and protection money.