|Party scene: Carlos Pizarro's tomb today.|
|Flowers and photos on Pizarro's tomb.|
|From Pizarro's tomb, Jose Mercado's |
bust is just barely visible.
A generation of young leftists seems to have idealized the M-19, who were young, colorful and media-friendly - but also committed acts, such as the Justice Palace attack, which look like terrorism today.
|The bus on Jose Mercado's tomb looks toward Pizarro's |
tomb, which is behind that of Santander. I've always suspected
that whoever buried Mercado did this deliberately.
The M-19 don't mention Mercado's murder in their tributes to themselves. But Mercado is buried not far away in the Central Cemetery, and his bust seems to look at Pizarro's tomb. What could Mercado be thinking about the celebration taking place there?
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours