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Mono Jojoy Videos
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The material, most of which is a ReporteV.com exclusive, consists of fragments of videos in which Jorge Briceño, alias “El Mono Jojoy”, addresses a group of guerrilla members at their camp in the jungles of Colombia. In the first one, released by the Associated Press, “Mono Jojoy” reads an open letter written by Manuel Marulanda Vélez marking the 44th anniversary of the founding of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and addressed to all commanders, militia members and organizations and movements that sympathize with the guerrilla group. The other videos, released exclusively by Reporte Virtual, the commander makes general comments on the history of the FARC, analyzes the consequences for the guerrilla movement of the deaths of Raúl Reyes and Iván Márquez, evaluates the relations between the governments of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador in the wake of the Colombian military incursion into Raúl Reyes’ camp in Ecuador and provides a detailed analysis of advances by the Colombian army against the FARC during the five years of the administration of President Uribe.
In other never-before seen clips “Mono Jojoy” reports on the death of Manuel Marulanda Vélez, which occurred on March 26, 2008, and reads various messages between different commanders and guerrilla leaders; he also talks about the situation of the guerrilla movement, defines the reorganization of the military command structure in which Alfonso Cano was named as the replacement for Marulanda Vélez and refers to the overall strategy aimed at keeping secret the guerrilla leader’s death for a while. In other parts of the videos, Mono Jojoy holds indoctrination conferences for the guerrilla members and analyzes the political situation as well as the lack of communication with the different guerrilla fronts.