Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is in Canada to promote the approval
of the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. While he is there he will
hand over information about the presence of four FARC cells in Canada to the
Canadian government, RCN reported Tuesday.
Colombian intelligence revealed that there are FARC cells in Toronto, Quebec and Vancouver and Uribe is believed to have received a dossier of the FARC’s
supposed activities in Canada, according to RCN.
RCN reported that the FARC ‘foreign offices’ are co-ordinated by Mariela Devia Silva, the sister of slain FARC commander ‘Raul Reyes’ and three of his nephews and a niece. They are believed to have contact with NGOs, trade unions and the Canadian Communist Party.
The information about the guerrilla group’s movements is said to have been found in ‘Raul Reyes’ computers. RCN reported that videos and photos of leaders of the Canadian Communist Party and Colombian FARC operatives were among the evidence found.
While Uribe is in Canada he will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen
Harper, Cabinet Ministers and Opposition leader Ignatieff.
According to a government press release, the primary goal of his visit is to garner support for the Free Trade Agreement.