|The remote Cañon de las Hermosas, a FARC hideout.|
|Cano with Marulanda, who died in 2008.|
At the same time, the armed forces have bombed FARC forces and managed to occupy one of Cano's camps only one day after he'd fled it, according to the paper.
The military may very well kill or capture Cano, just as they did FARC 'foreign minister' Raul Reyes in Ecuador in 2008 and FARC military commander Mono Jojoy in September 2010. During the same period, other guerrilla leaders, including FARC founder Manuel Marulanda also died.
Nevertheless, the guerrillas, altho weakened, have appointed new leaders and carried on. Certainly, their income from the cocaine economy has helped, and will continue to do so as long as drugs are prohibited.
In what probably is the government's best case scenario, Cano's death would cause the FARC to fragment into scattered, uncoordinated bands without any ideology - except greed. But that is the situation in Mexico, which is no model to aspire. toward.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours