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FARC Choose Military Rather Than Political Leader

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,...
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FARC Appoint ‘Timochenko’ As New Top Commander

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...
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FARC Rejects Calls to Surrender After Death of Leader

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...
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The FARC After ‘Alfonso Cano’

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...
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Colombia FARC Leader ‘Alfonso Cano’ Killed

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...
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Venezuela Govt Organizing FARC Leader’s Medical Treatment: Lawmakers

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...
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Colombia Struggles to Contain FARC in Cauca

Guerrilla group the FARC appear to have retaken the initiative in southwest Colombia, where government forces are struggling to contain them. The rebels' increased...
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FARC Leader Left without Security Team, Pursued by 1,000 Troops

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...
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Colombia Military Hours Behind FARC Leader: Santos

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has revealed that the leader of the FARC rebel group recently narrowly avoided capture by the security...
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FARC Leader’s Security Chief Killed

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...
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Timeline: Revelations from the ‘Raul Reyes’ Computers

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...
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Closing in on FARC Commander

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,...