|122 members of Tercera Fuerza commemorate Hitler's birthday in Bogota, Colombia|
And there are White people in Colombia, too. According to Wikipedia, Colombia is 26 percent White. Some are racially conscious, and 122 members of a national socialist group called Tercera Fuerza (TF) assembled in the capital city of Bogota on April 23rd for a delayed commemoration of the 122 nd birthday of Adolf Hitler. Read an abridged English-language report on Colombia Reports, or a detailed Spanish-language report on Semana.com. I also cut-and-pasted the entire Semana article into Google Translate for an imperfect English rendition; you'll have to do the same if you want to read the article in English.
The group assembled for three hours at a hotel in Bogota from 7:00 - 10:00 P.M; no ARA showed up to disrupt the event. Tercera Fuerza (which is Spanish for Third Force) is led by a man named Diego, known as "El Comandante" by his followers. The group meets twice weekly, and members are indoctrinated with lectures and video discussions, as well as participating in some military-style physical training. The majority of the group is composed of members under 25 years of age, and some children were present with their parents at the meeting. Note the professional appearance and obvious physical fitness of the cadre in attendance. Applicants for membership in the group must be either employed or a full-time student, and cannot have a criminal record.
Speeches delivered touched on the Jewish Question, explaining how Jews work behind the scenes to undermine societies. One speaker cited the exaggeration of the Holocaust as an example of Jewish propaganda, referring to it as the "Hollowcaust". Attendees then sung "Cara al sol", the Spanish Falange anthem, after which a relatively new member of the group told the audience how proud he is to use a part of his income to support the movement and provide a future for White children. A young woman then paid tribute to the image of the Führer, while another questioned the obsession with gender equality in society, claiming that it encourages too many women to eschew motherhood and takes married women away from their kids for too many hours per day. A veteran Spanish journalist, Fabio Vidal Roca, who is a 78-year-old militant Falangist, was then honored, given the honorary title of commander in chief of the association. El Comandante himself then wrapped up the event with a rousing speech, proclaiming that although Tercera Fuerza is peaceful, it is not pacifist, adding that "If laws, characters and dark forces to criticize us and we silenced the voice, as happened in many other countries with some comrades, TF is willing to take up arms to join the underground and die, like all Nationalists, in a trench with a rifle on his shoulder".
Diego also gave an interview to the media, telling Semana that the group does not consider itself illegal, as they are guaranteed the right to freedom of expression cited by Articles 19 and 20 of the Colombian constitution. He further explained that they are a cultural association that defends cultural and ethnic heritage, love of country, and affiliation with the national socialist family. Their longer-term goal is to have 100,000 members within five years, so they can take the next step up to become an organized political party. The group currently claims to have 8,000 members centered in Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Pasto, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga, but Semana thinks that's exaggerated.
Diego himself is a legal technician by trade, who works as coordinator of security in a company. He is single, has no children and lives with his mother. Hat tip to Stormfront for alerting me to this story.