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Mono Vides

A former fighter in the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), Cesar Augusto Torres Lujan, alias "Mono Vides," was a commander for the Paisas in Antioquia province. He died in a confrontation with police in 2010.

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Mono Vides demobilized in 2006 along with the rest of the AUC's Mineros Bloc, including Rafael Alvarez Piñeda, alias "Chepe." With an estimated 80 followers, he later latched onto the Paisas, a paramilitary successor group made up mostly of former Mineros Bloc members, and became the de facto leader of approximately 400 combatants.

Mono Vides' operating area was in Taraza, Bajo Cauca region, in the province of Antioquia. He was killed by Colombian police on October 10, 2010.

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