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COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2010

Colombian President Manuel Santos said that Pablo Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez," a top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is "apparently" dead after the Colombian military…

COLOMBIA / 16 NOV 2010

The Colombian daily El Tiempo reports that elements of the Colombian Army, Police and Air Force carried out a joint operation early Monday morning, killing thirteen insurgents and capturing…

COLOMBIA / 15 NOV 2010

A clash between government forces and FARC guerrillas near the Venezuelan border left four soldiers and eight insurgents dead, reports the Colombian daily El Diaro. …

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released a public statement in reaction to the death of their top military commander, "Mono Jojoy," who died early Tuesday morning after…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

In what President Juan Manuel Santos called the most important strike ever against the FARC, top military commander Jorge Briceño, alias "Mono Jojoy," died after a military operation Wednesday night.

COLOMBIA PERSONALITIES / 2017-03-10 00:05:16

Until his death in September 2010, Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, alias "Mono Jojoy," was the top military commander of Colombian rebel group the FARC, head of the feared Eastern Bloc and…

ALFONSO CANO / 1 NOV 2010

September has been one of the bloodiest months on record in recent years for Colombia's armed forces with guerrilla ambushes taking the lives of 37 security forces personnel, the majority…

COLOMBIA / JULY 11, 2022

Luciano Marin Arango, alias “Iván Márquez,” was a senior member of the FARC Secretariat and founded the Second Marquetalia after abandoning the FARC peace process.

FARC / 1 NOV 2010

In an interview with CNN in Spanish, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said he was very troubled by Mexican cartel presence in his country, EFE news agency reported. Garcia…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

El Tiempo newspaper and Reuters report that eight members of the Colombian Armed Forces were killed in attacks in various parts of the country that the authorities blamed on…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 31 OCT 2010

In an illustration of the reach of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, an associate of Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias La Barbie, is facing trial in Costa Rica for drug trafficking, according…

ALFONSO CANO / 2017-03-10 03:22:31

Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias Alfonso Cano, was the supreme commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the hemisphere's oldest and deadliest insurgency. He was killed on November 4, 2011.

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