In Colombia the CRAF can protest to have 44 years of life, about 10.000 men and to most of have presence in the departments of this republic, but never they arrived a to have the support that at the time obtained the sandinistas in Nicaragua, the farabundistas in El Salvador or the zapatistas in Mexico. Today, nevertheless, they have been losing half of its cash and much social support. In certain way they have been committing errors similar to those of the Shining Path in Peru. The CRAF and SL are the unique guerrillas Latin American farmers who called to each other led by a communist party and which the production and the commerce of the cocaine financed strongly thanks to. The bonds with the drug trafficking to both rendered material dividends to them but at the cost of mining them in their prestige. Unlike Footpath, the CRAF has not attacked the unions and the rest of the left as well as the embassies of red governments . The disciples of Tirofijo also have obtained majors social roots and armed bases that those of Gonzalo .
However, the CRAF is lost credibility by his prolonged kidnappings and their bonds with the drug-based economy. Maintaining hostages by long time and in so terrible conditions in the end it ends up causing that the guerrilla is the one who really is kidnapped because she appears like a cruel being and that, at the same time, no longer must like north take the power but produce exchanges of prisoner or new agreements. Before so prolonged violence in Colombia and the incapacity of the guerrilla to appear like real spare part alternative, Uribe considers like the man who yes could pacify to the country and thus to let grow it. For it one is due to support to him in defeating to the subversion.