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FARC Confirms Its Leader Marulanda Is Dead

From Bloomberg and YouTube:

Colombia’s FARC Confirms Its Leader’s Death, El Tiempo Says

By Joshua Goodman

May 25 (Bloomberg) — Colombia’s largest rebel group confirmed the death of its leader, Manuel Marulanda, El Tiempo newspaper reported today, citing a video released by a Marulanda lieutenant on Venezuelan television station Telesur.

In the video, Timoleon Jimenez, also known by his alias Timocheko, confirmed that the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, died on March 26, the same day given for Marulanda’s death by Colombia’s defense ministry yesterday.

Jimenez sat alongside Marulanda in the FARC’s seven-member Secretariat.

Good news.

One wonders how long Mr. Chavez will be in mourning.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, May 25th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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