Ex-guerrilla launches historic presidential bid in Colombia
January 28, 2018
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono was once one of Colombia's most-wanted men. Now he is a presidential contender.
The graying, spectacled man best known by his alias Timochenko launched his bid Saturday to lead the government he once battled from the jungle with a celebratory campaign kickoff featuring giant posters, colorful confetti and even a catchy jingle.
"I promise to lead a government that propels the birth of a new Colombia," he said. "A government that at last represents the interests of the poor."
Breaking with the traditional campaign launch from a...