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Colombian rebel chief in Cuba for peace talks
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bogota :  A commander of rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has reached Cuba for peace talks with the Colombian government.

As Joaquin Gomez, commander of FARC's Southern Bloc, is a fugitive wanted by the government, his travel arrangements were made "following all the established protocols" and with the authorisation of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos," Xinhua quoted an official statement as saying.

The 67-year-old Gomez, whose given name is Milton de Jesus Toncel, is considered among the country's biggest drug traffickers.

He is also believed to be responsible for attacks on oil facilities in the country's southwestern department of Putumayo.

Gomez faces a 34-year prison term after a trial in absentia. He is also wanted by the US.

The State Department is offering a reward of up to $2.5 million for information leading to his arrest.


Colombian rebel chief in Cuba for peace talks


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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