Santos Highlights Panamanian Support in Fight against FARC

By Dialogo
January 26, 2011

Добрый день! Прочитал сегодня в новостях о болезни Хуана Мануэля Сантоса. Хотелось бы его поддержать. У меня такая же проблема была. Три года назад сделал операцию по удалению болезни. Продолжаю жить полноценной жизнью. Пусть не боится и скорее делает операцию. Все будет хорошо. Желаю ему крепкого здоровья!
Good day! Today I read in the news about the disease Juan Manuel Santos. I would like to support it. I have the same problem was. Three years ago, underwent surgery to remove the disease. Continue to live a full life. Let not afraid and would rather do the surgery. All will be well. I wish him good health!
On 22 January, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos “highlighted” the support of his Panamanian counterpart, Ricardo Martinelli, in the fight his administration is waging against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group.

“I want to highlight something else that happened in Panama yesterday (21 January), and that was that the Panamanian authorities went to a FARC camp in an operation toward dislodging the FARC from that border,” he said.

Santos indicated that in the operation, the Panamanian authorities “did not engage in any combat, because the FARC, on seeing that they were coming, fled or weren’t there any more.”

“But the fact is that the Panamanian authorities are now making incursions into that area and dislodging the FARC from those sanctuaries; that’s also something that we want to highlight, and we want to thank President Martinelli and the Panamanian authorities for that collaboration,” he added.

Santos made this declaration at a public event in the locality of La Virgen, in the department of Risaralda (in west-central Colombia), where he also thanked Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez for his cooperation along the same lines.

On 21 January, Caracas turned over Nilson Albin Terán Ferreira, suspected by the Colombian authorities of being a leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group and accused of murder, terrorism, and drug trafficking.

The ELN, with between 2,500 and 4,000 fighters, is the country’s second most significant guerrilla group, after the FARC, which has been engaged in armed struggle against the Colombian state for forty-six years and has between 9,000 and 11,000 fighters, according to military estimates and those by an NGO, respectively.