May 24, 2008

HAVEN';T THE DEMOCRATS HAD A HARD ENOUGH WEEK?:

Colombian Guerrilla Leader Is Reported Dead (SIMON ROMERO, 5/256/08, NY Times)

Colombia’s defense minister revealed Saturday that officials were trying to corroborate an intelligence report claiming that Manuel Marulanda, the supreme leader of Colombia’s largest rebel group, died of natural causes in March.

If confirmed, the death of Mr. Marulanda, believed to be 76, would be a severe blow for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a Marxist-inspired insurgency that has been waging a guerrilla war to overthrow Colombia’s government for more than four decades.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2008 7:41 PM
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