The assumed 52-year old Guillermo León Sáenz Vargas, also known as ‘Alfonso Cano’, has been commander of the FARC‘s Western Block, fighting the Colombian armed forces in the Cañón de las Hermosas area in the Tolima department.There is little known about his time before the FARC, just that he was a student leader at the Law faculty of the National University in Bogotá.He spent 23 years of his life fighting with the FARC and is considered one of the creators of the clandestine Bolivarian Movement, a political project launched in 2000 with subdivisions in Caracas, Venezuela and Tlaxcala, Mexico.There allegedly have been speculations within western intelligence agencies that Sáenz Vargas has been the acting military leader of the FARC for a while already, due to the ailing condition of ‘Marulanda’.The Colombian government has issued a total of twelve international arrest warrants against him for murder, terrorism and kidnapping for ransom. The government offered a US$500.000 for the capture – alive or dead – of ‘Cano’.
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