Santos tells FARC leader ‘Timochenko’ to end violence

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos Wednesday told the new FARC leader alias “Timochenko” to “reflect” or meet the same fate as his killed predecessor.

In a speech directed to the new supreme leader, Timochenko, of the leftist guerrilla group FARC President Santos said that he must “reflect or very soon he will meet the same fate as the late ‘Alfonso Cano.'”

At a congress in Bogota, President Santos warned that the use of weapons and violence will not lead anywhere.

The head of state said the Marxist rebel group lacks military and political power, as well as popular support.

Santos said “Militarily they are weaker and weaker … politically they are defeated,” and added that 96% of Colombians do not support the FARC

Timochenko, real name Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry, was appointed as FARC’s new supreme leader on November 5.

Alfonso Cano was killed during a military attack in the department of Cauca on November 4.

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