FARC leader Alfonso Cano Killed

A few weeks ago, Colombia killed FARC leader José “Mincho” Neftali, adding another name to the founders and leaders of the guerrilla movement that had died or been killed since 2008. Apparently, we can now add Alfonso Cano to that list of killed FARC leaders. Cano apparently died in a . While the FARC may have organizational measures in place to replace leaders as they die, but Cano’s death still has to be seen as a major blow to an organization whose numbers have been dwindling recently as the government has stepped up efforts to combat the movement and as people grow tired of the violence from the 47-year civil war.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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