Thursday, January 27

“El Paisa”: Colombian media report the death of Hernán Darío Velásquez, one of the main leaders of the FARC dissidence


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Iván Márquez, along with Santrich and

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Iván Márquez, along with Santrich and “El Paísa” announced that they will take up arms again in 2019.

The main Colombian media reported this Sunday the death of Hernán Darío Velásquez, alias “el Paisa”, one of the leaders of the FARC dissidence known as “Segunda Marquetalia”.

El Tiempo cites “very high official sources” from Colombia, while the newspaper El Colombiano does the same with “military sources” and the magazine Semana speaks of “Venezuelan sources.”

The three media agree that the guerrilla had fallen into the Venezuelan state of Apure, near the border with Colombia

The news was also released by radio stations Caracol and RCN. The newspaper El Nacional de Venezuela also brings the news but attributes it to El Tiempo.


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