Top 5 signs of a weakening FARC in Colombia

In a historic shift, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) says it will no longer use kidnapping as a tool for political and financial gain. The shift comes after three years of government success in weakening the group. Here are five of the defining moments.

By , Staff writer

2. Killing of 'Mono Jojoy'

The FARC’s top military chief, Jorge Briceño known as "Mono Jojoy," was killed with 20 other FARC guerrillas in September of 2010. The raid took place in La Macarena, in southern Colombia. At the time, President Santos called it the most “resounding blow” ever against the guerrilla army to date.

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