Santos asks help from Chávez to capture "Timochenko"
"If I had evidence that he (Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry aka "Timochenko", the newly appointed FARC leader) is in Venezuela and where he is (located), I would immediately ask President (Hugo) Chávez, who has promised me that if we know about his whereabouts, he would act immediately," Colombia s President Juan Manuel Santos said
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday that if the new leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry aka "Timochenko," is in Venezuela, Presidente Chávez would help capture him because they agreed to it.
"If I have evidence that he ("Timochenko") is in Venezuela and where he is, I would immediately ask President (Hugo) Chávez who told me that if we know where he is, he would act right away," Santos explained.
"We made a deal with President Chávez. If we have evidence of the presence of any of these (guerrilla) commanders there, and we give him the coordinates, he would act at once and it will be," the Colombian president said.
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.