Manuel Marulanda is a deceased leader of the FARC-EP in Colombia. In March 2006, Alberto Gonzales, the theocratic crypto-fascist Attorney General of the United States, announced in conjunction with Drug Enforcement Administration and United States Department of Justice officials that the US State Department had placed a $5 million dollar reward on Marulanda’s head or for information leading to his capture.
But “Tirofijo” (Spanish: Surefire or Sureshot) was never apprehended, and died of a heart attack on March 26, 2008. He was replaced as commander-in-chief by ‘Alfonso Cano’.
¡Manuel Marulanda vive!
The inevitable effect of decades of dedicated and non-stop delivery leaves a painful and important low: the physical absence of a great legend who symbolize the guerrilla struggle in Colombia fair. The 60-year armed struggle of the legendary guerrilla commander Manuel Marulanda, are confirmed with the recent anniversary 44 of the FARC-EP guerrilla organization which is the founder and architect.
Comrade Alfonso Cano, the General Staff, to all commanders and fighters farianos, the Clandestine Communist Party militants and relatives of Comrade Manuel, we extend our condolences and solidarity expressed the firm determination, both the Communist Party Colombia (Marxist-Leninist) and the PLA head-to continue to fight side by side with you against the regime, by the defeat of Álvaro Uribe and his unpopular plans, pro-imperialist and warmongering, the humanitarian agreement and a political solution to the conflict, for popular power and socialism. We believe that this is the best way to honor the memory of the exemplary soldier until forever: Manuel Marulanda.
Excerpts from the statement of the Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist) and the People’s Liberation Army, EPL. Colombia, May 27, 2008.