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Plan puts Colombia on offensive

Back in February, 30 Colombian special-forces commandos silently descended on the jungle home of “Comandante Sonia,” a top leader of the rebel army known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The commandos captured “Sonia,” along with her valuable computer hard drive which detailed key FARC drug and weapons connections, without a single shot being fired. In doing so, they netted perhaps the biggest fish in the FARC chain of command since President Alvaro Uribe took office almost two years ago. “Sonia,” whose real name is Nayibe Rojas Valderama, is one of several top FARC leaders wanted by the US on charges of drug trafficking, along with Simon Trinidad, who was nabbed in January in an operation in Ecuador. Full Story

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