In his last email before being killed in an air raid on his camp in September 2010, slain FARC military commander “Mono Jojoy” instructed his troops to “resolve all matters” relating to the affairs of FARC founder Manuel Marulanda who died two and a half years before.
In this email, dated September 8 and obtained by Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, alias Mono Jojoy, who was killed in an air strike September 22, 2010, said “[We] have to revise all that existed when comrade Manuel departed, everything, based on the report that he gave to the leaders of the Eastern and Southern Blocks, which was also sent to the Secretariat, about masses, guerrillas and Bolivarian Militias, corridors and project … regarding how we have grown since March 26, 2010, the state of business as it was, the business that remains and the possibility of maintaining it.”
In the email to the commanders of the Eastern Block, he gave precise instructions about the management of FARC-controlled areas in three departments. He expressed concern about the health of several guerrilla fighters, including some who urgently needed surgery and the newborn child of a female fighter who had hidden her pregnancy.
“Move the injured comrades who are there (in Sumapaz) or do what Noel suggested. The four-month-old creature has to be placed in civilian hands, we cannot continue being irresponsible.”
He was also concerned with keeping a close eye on the army. “Observe with a cool head the permanent presence of the Army in Centro Duda, Mortinos military base, permanent patrols in Las Totumas, Truchas among others.”
The military leader of the FARC also called an urgent meeting for September 10, 8AM in the encampment of the Yemerson company unaware that this meeting would lead the police to locating him.
He called for discretion and caution when moving, reminding them that the army had occupied part of the Santo Domingo river. He also mentioned purchasing TNT and other military supplies.
The email also revealed that Mono Jojoy planned complete agrarian reform in the east of the country. He ordered that the “expansion of development of territory, pastures, livestock and administration” be continued. He also requested that the revision of the petroleum project within the “national policy of FARC finances.”
16 days after sending the email, the guerrilla commander was killed in an army bombardment on his camp in the central-Colombian Meta department.
According to Colombian authorities, 60% of the files found on the 13 computers of Mono Jojoy have been analyzed.