Monday, May 19, 2008

FARC is FIN (Almost)

This is crazy:
A leading commander of the Farc rebels in Colombia has surrendered to the authorities, officials say.

Nelly Avila Moreno, known as Karina, was blamed for a string of murders and abductions, and for extortion in the north-western Antioquia region.

Her surrender is a coup for President Alvaro Uribe who made her a priority target for the security forces in 2002, the BBC's Jeremy McDermott says.

Farc has been fighting to overthrow the government for more than 40 years.

With the killing of Reyes, and increased animosity to not only FARC but the tyrannical brand of socialism in Chavistaland (aka: Venezuela), the guerilla movements days look numbered. If Uribe can pull out a massive final assault on FARC to put them to bed, he may well be the most powerful leader in a newly energized South America.

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