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Raul Reyes

Luis Edgar Devia Silva , better known by his nom de guerre Raul Reyes, was a Secretariat member, spokesperson and advisor to the Southern Bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-EP (FARC). He was killed in a military operation by the Colombian army within Ecuador, sparking the 2008 Andean diplomatic crisis.

Reyes was also accused of kidnapping hundreds of civilians for extortion or political purposes, including nine foreign tourists, involvement in several town massacres and some Colombian city bombings.

Colombian authorities believed that Raul Reyes moved through the southern Colombian frontier, especially in Putumayo, along the border with Ecuador. In late 2006, his possible presence in Ecuadorian territory was denounced by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, while Ecuador's authorities rejected the claim, admitting only temporary FARC "infiltrations". Colombian Army General German Galvis repeated this claim in October 2006.

Related websites

Office of Foreign Assets Control

Un historico lider que se torno sanguinario

Farc aura of invincibility shattered.

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Muere el guerrillero de las FARC con mayor proyeccion internacional.

Ejercito colombiano reitera que numero dos de las FARC se refugia en Ecuador



Colombian military says senior rebel commander killed in combat

Heroico soldado ofrenda la vida por la paz de Colombia

El colombiano muerto en el ataque a las FARC no fue abatido por la organizacion

Chavez laments killing of FARC commander

Article en "El Tiempo" newspaper

Colombia neighbors deploy troops

The New York Times - World - "U.S. Studies Rebels' Data for Chavez Link"

"Interpol confirms authenticity of Raul Reyes's computer files" = El Universal Online


Interpol's Report Confirms that the Supposed FARC Computers Were Manipulated

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