The Significance of the Killing of FARC Leader “Mono Jojoy”

In The Significance of the Killing of FARC Leader “Mono Jojoy,” Garry Leech writes about the operation conducted by the Colombian military that resulted in the death of FARC commander and secretariat member Jorge Briceño, also known as “Mono Jojoy.” Leech argues that “while the death of Mono Jojoy will undoubtedly prove to be a setback for the FARC in the short term, particularly with regard to troop morale and desertion rates, it will probably not have a significant impact over the long term.” He further claims that the only way to bring peace back to Colombia is if the national government engages in talks with the FARC. However, because of the recent military successes in Colombia, the government “has little desire to engage in any peace process that would affect the social and economic status quo by addressing the country’s gross inequalities and threatening the interests of the ruling elites.”

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