Farc eyes Colombia’s 2018 elections as it seeks new political dawn

Party faces uphill battle for political acceptance by voters who experienced it as a terror threat over decades of violence

Colombia’s Farc guerrilla group has officially recast itself as a political party, redesigning its logo as a rose but keeping the acronym that many Colombians equate with its violent past.

After a five-day founding congress in Bogotá, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia became the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, which in Spanish retains its controversial acronym.

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