HomeNewsBriefSlain FARC Leader Talks Peace in Video
BRIEF

Slain FARC Leader Talks Peace in Video

COLOMBIA / 15 DEC 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In this interview, just twenty days before his death in September, Jorge Briceño Suarez, alias "Mono Jojoy," the legendary military commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), says the war will end with negotiations. As always, there was a caveat: the accord would come from the FARC's ideas.

The interview probably has as much value for the content as is does the images. Briceño was the boogeyman for a generation of Colombians who feared what he represented: an endless war full of civilian casualties and kidnappings. But this video shows a frail, beaten-down guerrilla commander on his last breaths.

Briceño died in a massive bombing by the Colombian air force after the army lodged a tracking device in his footwear. Dozens of rebels died with him and possibly the FARC's hopes of ever overrunning the government. 

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

COLOMBIA / 19 JUL 2012

Five Colombian soldiers were caught transporting a shipment of cocaine from Medellin to the Caribbean coast, which could indicate that…

COLOMBIA / 17 JAN 2017

A former governor in Colombia was sentenced to 55 years in prison for ordering a criminal group to kill his…

COLOMBIA / 26 JAN 2012

The defense ministers of Peru and Colombia have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against organized crime along…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela Drug Trafficking Investigation and InDepth Gender Coverage

29 APR 2022

On May 4, InSight Crime will be publishing The Cocaine Revolution in Venezuela, a groundbreaking investigation into how the Venezuelan government regulates the cocaine trade in the country. An accompanying event,…

THE ORGANIZATION

InDepth Coverage of Juan Orlando Hernández

22 APR 2022

Ever since Juan Orlando Hernández was elected president of Honduras in 2014, InSight Crime has provided coverage of every twist and turn during his rollercoaster time in office, amid growing…

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela's Cocaine Revolution

15 APR 2022

On May 4th, InSight Crime will publish a groundbreaking investigation on drug trafficking in Venezuela. A product of three years of field research across the country, the study uncovers cocaine production in…

LA ORGANIZACIÓN

Widespread Coverage of InSight Crime MS13 Investigation

8 APR 2022

In a joint investigation with La Prensa Gráfica, InSight Crime recently revealed that four of the MS13’s foremost leaders had been quietly released from…

THE ORGANIZATION

Informing US State Department and European Union

1 APR 2022

InSight Crime Co-director McDermott briefed the US State Department and other international players on the presence of Colombian guerrillas in Venezuela and the implication this has for both nations.  McDermott…