Colombia: Death of Guerrilla Sought by Panamanian Authorities Confirmed

first_imgBy Dialogo October 08, 2010 A FARC guerrilla charged in Panama with the mutilation of two border guards from that country was among those killed in a recent bombardment of their camp by the Colombian army, the Colombian police announced. “The individual in question is Jorge de Jesús Posada, alias ‘Ignacio,’ fourth-in-command of the FARC’s Front 57, sought by Panamanian authorities on charges of responsibility for laying a minefield that caused multiple mutilations to two members of the National Border Service,” the police indicated in a statement. Posada is one of five members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who died Monday in a joint attack by the Colombian army and police on a guerrilla column near the border with Panama (in northwestern Colombia). According to the police, Posada was also responsible for directing the shipment of cocaine from Colombia to Panama through the dense jungle of the El Darién region and received money and arms shipments from the latter country to supply other rebel fronts. On 24 June, two patrol officers from the Panamanian National Border Service suffered mutilations to their legs after stepping on an anti-personnel mine laid by the rebels in an abandoned camp on Panamanian territory. The FARC, created in 1964 and believed to have around eight thousand current fighters, according to Defense Ministry estimates, has suffered in recent years under a harsh military offensive that has driven them back into the country’s most remote jungle regions.last_img read more

Broadbeach penthouse sells for $2.35 million within seven days

first_img56/ 47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach. Supplied.A BROADBEACH buyer has paid $2.35 million for a Gold Coast penthouse within seven days of it hitting the market.The Broadbeach apartment is in the Eclipse building on Broadbeach Blvd.The two-level beachside residence has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout its open-plan design.There are two bedrooms, an ensuite, living, dining, kitchen, laundry and covered balcony on the first floor.A rooftop terrace complete with a spa, kitchenette and bathroom is on the second level.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVendor, Glenn MacLean, bought the penthouse off-the-plan in 2012.The 53-year-old has lived on the Gold Coast for 28 years and said he was sold on the property when he saw the plans.Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Walsh negotiated the sale and said there was a shortage of top-end apartments on the market.“This property was meant to go to auction however a local Broadbeach buyer seized the opportunity to buy it as he did not wish to compete and miss out on this luxury apartment,” she said.“At the moment we have more buyers than we have previously seen on the Coast and now we need the stock to sell.” 56/ 47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach. Supplied. 56/ 47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach. Supplied.last_img read more