05 November 2011

COLOMBIA: Army Kills Dangerous FARC Leader Alfonso Cano; Who Will Replace Him?


     FARC leader "Alfonso Cano", 63, was killed Friday in Cauca province.
     President Juan Manuel Santos proclaimed Cano's death as the biggest blow ever against the rebels.
     Reportedly...he has no clear successor. 
     Cano was instrumental in adopting a successful hit and run strategy...that resulted in many army casualties.
     ALSO: Reuters analysis by H. Murphy; Beginning of FARC's end?