Colombian president Alvaro Uribe Thursday dismissed FARC commander
Alfonso Cano’s denial the guerrilla group had financially supported
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa’s 2006 campaign and had received
weapons from Venezuela.
In an interview with weekly Cambio, Cano had said “we haven’t given arms or money to government or organizations of
other countries … Why would we have contributed to the election
campaign of a person, like the current President Rafael Correa, who we
don’t even know?”
But according to Uribe, the FARC commander’s statements can not be taken seriously. “We can not convert these criminals into legitimate opponents. This bandit has spent years deceiving Colombia, he speaks of dialogue when what he does is ordering killings,” the President said in a press conference.
Uribe insisted that Alfonso Cano and other members of the guerrillas’ high command will eventually go to jail.