Alfonso Cano

  • alfonso cano
    alfonso cano.jpg
    birth nameguillermo león sáenz vargas
    nickname(s)alfonso
    born(1948-07-22)22 july 1948
    bogotá, colombia
    died4 november 2011(2011-11-04) (aged 63)
    suárez, cauca, colombia
    allegiancerevolutionary armed forces of colombia
    rankchief of staff of the revolutionary armed forces of colombia
    commands heldwestern bloc
    battles/warscolombian armed conflict

    guillermo león sáenz vargas (22 july 1948 – 4 november 2011),[1] more commonly known by his nom de guerre alfonso cano, was the commander of the militant group known as revolutionary armed forces of colombia (fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de colombia, farc). he succeeded founder manuel marulanda (alias sureshot, in spanish: tirofijo) in march 2008 and commanded the marxist rebel group until being killed in action by the colombian army.

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Alfonso Cano
Alfonso Cano.jpg
Birth nameGuillermo León Sáenz Vargas
Nickname(s)Alfonso
Born(1948-07-22)22 July 1948
Bogotá, Colombia
Died4 November 2011(2011-11-04) (aged 63)
Suárez, Cauca, Colombia
AllegianceRevolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
RankChief of Staff of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Commands heldWestern Bloc
Battles/warsColombian armed conflict

Guillermo León Sáenz Vargas (22 July 1948 – 4 November 2011),[1] more commonly known by his nom de guerre Alfonso Cano, was the commander of the militant group known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC). He succeeded founder Manuel Marulanda (alias Sureshot, in Spanish: Tirofijo) in March 2008 and commanded the Marxist rebel group until being killed in action by the Colombian Army.