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ANALYSIS

FARC Choose Military Rather Than Political Leader

ALFONSO CANO / 15 NOV 2011

Colombia's hopes for a peaceful solution to the 47 year civil conflict may have suffered a setback, after the FARC opted for a military, rather than a political, figure as…

ALFONSO CANO / 15 NOV 2011

Colombia's largest rebel group the FARC announced its new top commander is Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias "Timochenko." The announcement follows the death of its previous leader "Alfonso…

ALFONSO CANO / 15 NOV 2011

Following the death of their leader, alias 'Alfonso Cano,' the FARC guerrilla group issued a statement refusing to surrender, but said they would continue to seek a political solution with…

ALFONSO CANO / 7 NOV 2011

In 47 years of existence the FARC have only had two commanders-in-chief: founder "Manuel Marulanda," who died of natural causes in 2008, and "Alfonso Cano," killed in an army offensive…

ALFONSO CANO / 5 NOV 2011

In another blow to the FARC rebels, Guillermo Leon Saenz, alias "Alfonso Cano," the commander in chief of the group, has been killed by government forces.

ALFONSO CANO / 23 SEP 2011

Three Venezuelan congressmen are claiming that a hospital close to the Colombian border has prepared a sick room for FARC commander Guillermo Leon Saenz, alias “Alfonso Cano.”…

ALFONSO CANO / 12 JUL 2011

Guerrilla group the FARC appear to have retaken the initiative in southwest Colombia, where government forces are struggling to contain them. The rebels' increased reliance on militias, who operate in…

ALFONSO CANO / 6 JUL 2011

Colombia's armed forces say that the leader of the FARC rebel group, Guillermo Leon Saenz, alias 'Alfonso Cano,' is being pursued by some 1,000 troops, and is accompanied by only…

ALFONSO CANO / 4 JUL 2011

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has revealed that the leader of the FARC rebel group recently narrowly avoided capture by the security forces.

ALFONSO CANO / 6 JUN 2011

Colombia's Armed Forces killed a FARC guerrilla who was head of security for rebel chief 'Alfonso Cano' in a confrontation in a village 150 miles southwest of Bogota.

ALFONSO CANO / 26 APR 2011

With a British think tank set to publish a WikiLeaks-style database of unedited computer documents seized from the camp of FARC commander "Raul Reyes," InSight looks at the chronology of information…

ALFONSO CANO / 22 MAR 2011

Colombia's defense minister stated that the rebel supreme leader will fall soon, after his security chief was killed by the army. The death of Arquimides Muñoz, alias ‘Jeronimo’…

ALFONSO CANO / 19 FEB 2011

The Colombian security forces know where the FARC's top commander is hiding and will not hesitate to kill him, the president has stated, amid rumors that alias ‘Alfonso Cano’ may…

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