But Usuga, 30, a squad commander with the 57th Front Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, said in an interview days after his surrender that another issue irked him: The apparent “comfort” of rebel leaders negotiating in Cuba was an irritating juxtaposition to the everyday risks he and his comrades were facing in the jungle.
“We all realize they are living in better conditions than those of us in the line of fire,” said Usuga, a 10-year veteran of FARC, Colombia’s largest and apparently dwindling rebel group. “There are no safe zones left in the 57th Front. Just when it seems quiet, something happens, a bombardment or ground attack. The armed ... Read More