30 September 2010

Colombia Whacks FARCical Leader

Will the death of a major FARC leader signal the "last throes of the insurgency"?

Colombia's army killed the military leader of the country's communist guerrillas in a two-day battle that involved airstrikes against his jungle bunker, dealing a major blow to the four-decade insurgency, officials said Thursday.

Victor Suárez, 57 years old, nicknamed "Mono Jojoy," was the second in command and top field marshal of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, Latin America's biggest and oldest guerrilla group. To many ordinary Colombians, his thick moustache and Che Guevara-style black beret were synonymous with the FARC.

By: Brant

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