Dissidents of the FARC murdered 'El Paisa', one of its most bloodthirsty commanders

"The information that is is that this man came out of circulation. That serves Colombia." The phrase of Iván Duque, pronounced on a public act on Sunday nig

Dissidents of the FARC murdered 'El Paisa', one of its most bloodthirsty commanders

"The information that is is that this man came out of circulation. That serves Colombia." The phrase of Iván Duque, pronounced on a public act on Sunday night (early in Spain), confirms somehow the information that began to circulate a few hours before.

Ivan Darío Velasquez, Alias El Paisa, would have died in Venezuela in an ambush that handed him his rival band, made up of former companions. The front 10 of the renewed FARC-EP, which leads commanders Iván Mordiscus and Gentil Duarte, would be the perpetrators of the murder of one of the heads of the second marquethal, the other dissidence of the old guerrilla. Both dispute to blood and fire the territorial control of the areas where coca crops, drug trafficking and gold mines flourish.

Since the two were also installed in the Venezuelan sanctuary, they free some battles in that country. And, according to the Colombian media week, RCN and time, the facts would have occurred in a jungle zone of Venezuela, near the border line with Colombia, somewhere in front of the Arauca Department.

The world consulted with sources of military intelligence and all preferred to wait to have more elements to ensure the certainty of the news. But Duke's words seemed to indicate that it is a case similar to Jesus Santrich. In that occasion, May of this year, people with a maximum credibility of Venezuela, filtered the magazine Week who had killed them from the front 10. While at home, not all believed it in Colombia, a later photo of the corpse and that never appeared In a video, when it came to a criminal who worshiped the protagonism and his presence would have left ridiculous to those who considered his enemies, he convinced that it was true.

However, alias the paisa, he did not like to give his face. Boss in his day of the dreaded mobile column theófilo forero, he was the nightmare of the country, even of the guerrillas he commanded, for his murders, kidnappings, disappearances forced, torture, threats, extortion.

Outside of Colombia, he became married in 2003, for being the brain of the attack on the walnut, of Bogotá, the most bloodthirsty of the old Farc. He wanted to kill as many civilian as possible on a Friday afternoon and managed to put the life of thirty-six people and let other two hundred, some with terrible sequelae.

Also by the massive sequestration of the Miraflores building, in Neiva. Three of the nine hostages of him were minors, two of them brothers -Jaime Felipe and Juan Sebastián Lozada, children of a senator who was then killed by the FARC and Gloria Polanco, who remained seventened seven years. The three teenagers were three years in their power because their families could not afford the high rescue I demanded.

And when the FARC was demobilized in 2016, the media of the subversive organization extolled its figure as a great revolutionary, victim, said, of the insults and slander of governments and journalists. Not only the extensive provontuary of him denied and placed him as one of the most brutal commanders, but the steps he gave after him showed that he never had real intention to abandon the weapons.

In 2019, he made up, along with Ivan Márquez, Chief Negotiator of the Peace Agreement, and other former commanders, a dissent from the FARC-EP that baptized as a second marquetal. The dome installed its base in Venezuela, protected by the regime of Nicolás Maduro, and immediately smoothed ancient subversives, criminals and peasants, minors at a high number, to recreate a criminal group.

Although at the beginning they tried to seal alliances with Bordex and Gentile Duarte, the ambitions of each one by controlling regions, led them to a bloody confrontation that has cost countless lives.

If at the end they confirmed the death of El Paisa, the second Marquetalia will have suffered a very important low and would show them that not even in Venezuela can feel at peace.

Updated Date: 07 December 2021, 04:54

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