FARC Fights an Internal War Over Drug Trafficking

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first_imgBecerro has connections with Mexican, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, and Honduran drug trafficking organizations and is known for transporting large amounts of drugs. For instance, in April, the Colombian Navy, police agents, and the Office of the Public Prosecutor seized seven tons of cocaine at the Port of Cartagena. Law enforcement officials believe three of those belonged to Becerro. As the FARC undergoes its internal conflict, the Military and police forces are continuing to confront them. Among those are two long-time FARC operatives who have been active in narco-trafficking: Juan de Jesús Rincón, who is known as “Grillo,” and José David Suárez, who is known as “Becerro.” “The offensive against this front has been constant and successful thanks to joint operations in which intelligence and FAC [Colombian Air Force] aircraft have played an essential part,” the Air Force reported December 19. “The Armed Forces and the police will continue to relentlessly carry out operations against all narco-terrorist organizations that wish to disturb the peace, security, and well-being of Colombians.” In recent months, at least 17 FARC operatives have left the group to commit themselves exclusively to drug trafficking. Their departure hurts the finances of the illegal organization because they generated large amounts of revenue by trafficking drugs. Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry, known as “Timochenko” or “Timoleón Jiménez” and the FARC’s current leader, discussed the internal struggle in early December. He’s also known to be violent: police suspect that he is connected to the killings of eight people in October, whose bodies were found on a farm in the village of Pance, near Cali. The killings may have been part of a conflict between rival drug traffickers; one of the victims, who was identified as “J1”, was a member of an organization tied to the Clan Úsuga. FARC has lost several operatives who have “taken full bore to drug trafficking,” Timochenko said according to El Tiempo December 7. Becerro has connections with Mexican, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, and Honduran drug trafficking organizations and is known for transporting large amounts of drugs. For instance, in April, the Colombian Navy, police agents, and the Office of the Public Prosecutor seized seven tons of cocaine at the Port of Cartagena. Law enforcement officials believe three of those belonged to Becerro. “The internal struggle is not only over ideological issues but also because there are large amounts of economic resources in play,” said Néstor Alfonso Rosanía Miño, a security analyst at the Security, Defense, and International Affairs Research Center in Colombia. For example, in 2014, members of the Armed Forces and police captured or killed more than 20 FARC operatives from Front 27 who engaged in drug trafficking. Another 40 members of Front 27 demobilized in 2014. Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry, known as “Timochenko” or “Timoleón Jiménez” and the FARC’s current leader, discussed the internal struggle in early December. By Dialogo January 06, 2015 For example, in 2014, members of the Armed Forces and police captured or killed more than 20 FARC operatives from Front 27 who engaged in drug trafficking. Another 40 members of Front 27 demobilized in 2014. In recent months, at least 17 FARC operatives have left the group to commit themselves exclusively to drug trafficking. Their departure hurts the finances of the illegal organization because they generated large amounts of revenue by trafficking drugs. As the FARC undergoes its internal conflict, the Military and police forces are continuing to confront them. Armed Forces fight FARC drug trafficking Reports from the Colombian National Army, the Colombian National Police, and United States security forces indicate that the 17 FARC operatives who left the organization “are exclusively committing themselves to large-scale trafficking of coca,” the newspaper reported. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which engages in drug trafficking to fund its terrorist attacks, is undergoing an internal conflict over the direction of the organization. FARC has lost several operatives who have “taken full bore to drug trafficking,” Timochenko said according to El Tiempo December 7. “The offensive against this front has been constant and successful thanks to joint operations in which intelligence and FAC [Colombian Air Force] aircraft have played an essential part,” the Air Force reported December 19. “The Armed Forces and the police will continue to relentlessly carry out operations against all narco-terrorist organizations that wish to disturb the peace, security, and well-being of Colombians.” I congratulate the Colombian military forces for the work they have done. They are truly to be recognized. Too bad we have a president who doesn’t cooperate with them. Truth is, that man is worthless That’s great!! Congratulations to all those who mobilize because they too want a country free of war. you who haven’t done it, do it for Colombia. The country needs you, God bless you and ARGENTINE ARMY: A MISSILE was stolen from a regiment close to the city of La Plata. The people want to know what’s going on. Commander in Chief of the Army is or was the highest authority in the information services but we know nothing. This is very dangerous. We will all fight for a world of peace and social justice. The Santos Administration has been a complete disaster but they’ve bought the mainstream media. He’s betrayed his voters and every one of his policies has failed. There are 8,000 FARC terrorists and 2,000 ELN against 45 million Colombians.We cannot turn the country over to these criminals!!! Colombian musicians sing for peace; that’s the government’s policy. Important news section to keep the Colombians well-informed I’m no one to say but there will never be peace in this world because one alone can give peace and you and I and all of us know that peace is given to us by God! We will only find the happiness we all seek by knowing him, so too bad, but neither Santos or the saintliest person on earth will be able to do what God does, give us Peace A politician is able to sell his own mother if he has to, in order to become famous, I hope they’re not selling their souls to the devil, seeing is believing. As the great Colombian that I am, I support all the ideas that President Santos has implemented. Because this country has been in conflict for 50 years and all those groups just outside the law have to be given the chance to come back into civilian society. I want all those unscrupulous people who don’t think with their heads to do so. Let me give you an example. It’s hard for anyone to run a household, wife and children, etc. Now [imagine running] a country full of conflicts and war. That’s why I say if anyone rejects the steps Santos is taking to achieve such longed-for PEACE, which all us COLOMBIANS want, he is not Santos’ enemy, he’s an enemy of Peace. I leave you there to reflect and stop criticizing. I hope all this isn’t a farce or a set-up Drug trafficking is the most damaging and corrupting activity created by man and the methods created by the State to fight it have fallen short and have not brought the best results. This activity continues and the juicy dividends constantly attract more of the rebellious, stateless citizens who have no opportunities in life such that in exchange for a few ill-gained pesos, the choose a life of crime, willing to even lose their life over it. There is a whole economic infrastructure behind this criminal activity which has to begin to be dismantled. If the FARC truly wants to achieve peace, it should concentrate on just one place and the government should respect this place, it should be guarded until the process is finished, but it does not do so. I imagine it’s because it wants to keep on with drugs. That’s why it’s in their interest to keep the process going on. The future of thousands of youth is being compromised by the incessant growth of the impact of this evil [drugs], produced in mountainous countries, that largely encircles and inhabits all other countries. Fierce combat by local and state authorities is important to deter them from spilling over the border. Wherever drugs arrive, a new reality sets in…pro/25 ‘Timochenko’ confirms internal struggle The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which engages in drug trafficking to fund its terrorist attacks, is undergoing an internal conflict over the direction of the organization. He’s also known to be violent: police suspect that he is connected to the killings of eight people in October, whose bodies were found on a farm in the village of Pance, near Cali. The killings may have been part of a conflict between rival drug traffickers; one of the victims, who was identified as “J1”, was a member of an organization tied to the Clan Úsuga. Armed Forces fight FARC drug trafficking Reports from the Colombian National Army, the Colombian National Police, and United States security forces indicate that the 17 FARC operatives who left the organization “are exclusively committing themselves to large-scale trafficking of coca,” the newspaper reported. ‘Timochenko’ confirms internal struggle “The internal struggle is not only over ideological issues but also because there are large amounts of economic resources in play,” said Néstor Alfonso Rosanía Miño, a security analyst at the Security, Defense, and International Affairs Research Center in Colombia. Among those are two long-time FARC operatives who have been active in narco-trafficking: Juan de Jesús Rincón, who is known as “Grillo,” and José David Suárez, who is known as “Becerro.” last_img read more

Kentucky Derby Week

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first_imgIt is the first of May, and that means it is time for the Kentucky Derby.  Unlike last year when everyone believed that American Pharoah would win the Derby, this year’s field seems to be much more open.  The top 10 hopefuls are Gun Runner, Nyquist, Exaggerator, Outwork, Brody’s Cause,Creator, Lani, Mor Spirit, Mohaymen, and Danzing Candy.One thing you can be sure of, the crowd will be large, the Derby field will be huge, and someone will hit it big at the windows.  Have fun, put your bets in and see what happens.last_img

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

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first_img“We want our race to be ranked among the world’s elite races before our fifth edition. This is why we are using the pacemakers so that our elite men can run inside 2 hours. 10 minutes and the elite women inside 2 hours. 20 minutes. If we can achieve this in our second edition, with our weather, the world will salute us, and that will improve our ranking from the current number 71 in the world. Our aim is the top 20 in the world by the fifth edition,’’ observed the former Team Nigeria captain.Alli dismissed fears being entertained in some quarters that the pacemakers may break the agreement if at 36 kilometers; other runners are still far behind,“It will never happen because we have a contract with them that they must stop at the 36 kilometers mark. Peradventure they decide to break the agreement, they will not be entitled to any prize money, and they will also wear a different running bib which clearly identifies them as pace makers,’’ he further clarified.Alli is pleased with the response of elite athletes, fun runners and even charity organizations to the second edition of the race, “the response is overwhelming, over 40,000 response in the first few days. Nothing can beat that,” concludes Alli.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers Sign Two Pacemakers to Achieve Sub-2.10Determined to get the elite male and female runners to run inside 2.10 minutes and 2.20 minutes respectively, the organisers of the February 11, 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have signed on two pace-makers for the second edition of the race.According to General Manager, Yussuf Alli, the two pace makers are Imiron Kirwa, winner of the 2009 Hamburg Half Marathon and Vienna Marathon both in 2009 with personal best of 2:06:14 and Elkana Kiptum Ruto with 2:24:00.Alli revealed that the two pacemakers will exit the race at 36 kilometers of the 42. 192 kilometers race.last_img read more

Australia wins men’s rugby league World Cup

Posted on May 26, 2020Categories cyzlkjjuTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Australia wins men’s rugby league World Cup

first_imgBoth sides smashed each other into exhaustion with punishing defence and a fast-paced game with Australia centre Josh Dugan saving two probable tries with his positional sense and a desperate ankle tap on his opposite number Kallum Watkins.The only thing that separated the sides was Cordner’s 15th-minute try as they both controlled the ball well, but England rued stupid errors or poor decisions early in the tackle count inside the Kangaroos’ 20-metre area.”It’s amazing to finally get a World Cup victory on home soil,” Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith said. “It was one of the toughest football games I’ve played in my career. A really pleasing victory for the boys.”We spoke about defence winning games and winning tournaments and we just kept turning them (England) around.”Smith’s team had been virtually unbackable favourites for the final after they romped through the tournament, while England had to overcome the weight of history with a 12-game losing streak to the Kangaroos and not having won the title since 1972 as part of the Britain team.The intensity of the game was set in the first hitup by England prop James Graham when he smashed into four Australian tacklers and reeled away with a cut above his left eye after an accidental head clash with Matt Gillett.The Kangaroos, who hammered away for much of the opening quarter at England’s line, however opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Cordner crashed over during their third successive set of possession.A superb chase game by England on Luke Gale’s tactical kicks, however, gave Wayne Bennett’s side field position only for errors and penalties to allow Australia to escape.Kangaroos standoff Michael Morgan crossed early in the second half but video referee Ben Thaler called it back for interference earlier in the play.Jermaine McGillvary and Watkins also stormed into open field, only for desperate Australian defence to again snuff out the opportunities.”Tough one to take,” England’s Graham said. “Both teams played well. 6-0 doesn’t advertise it as a great game but what a spectacle.”last_img read more

Funeral picketing penalized

Posted on December 30, 2019Categories ogkbxbqeTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Funeral picketing penalized

first_imgBALTIMORE – A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members demonstrated at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq. The federal jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress. Snyder’s attorney, Craig Trebilcock, had urged jurors to determine an amount “that says don’t do this in Maryland again. Do not bring your circus of hate to Maryland again.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The defense said it planned to appeal, and one of the church’s leaders, Shirley Phelps-Roper, said the members would continue to picket military funerals. Church members routinely picket funerals of military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, carrying signs such as “Thank God for dead soldiers” and “God hates fags.”last_img read more