Joaquin Villalobos, whom U.S. officials once called 'the baby-faced killer,' has emerged as one of the key advisors behind Mexican President Felipe Calderon's military crackdown on drug cartels.
Reporting from Mexico City — When he was the ruthless military commander of El Salvador's leftist guerrillas two decades ago, Joaquin Villalobos was a big fan of body counts. The higher the death toll, he would say, the closer to victory, because it meant the enemy was being eliminated.
Today, the man U.S. officials once called "the baby-faced killer" has emerged somewhat improbably ...
May Support Leftist Participation, Diplomats Say
Key Salvador Rebel Wavers on Elections
SAN SALVADOR — Joaquin Villalobos, one of the most militant guerrilla leaders in the Salvadoran civil war, says he is easing his once total opposition to leftist participation in this country's electoral process, according to various diplomatic sources.
Villalobos, who recently left his military base in northern El Salvador for the first time in several years for consultations with the Nicaraguan government, reportedly told that country's leftist Sandinista leaders that he is going to ...
Momento en que Carlos Salinas de Gortari recibe de Joaquín Villalobos, comandante del Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional, de El Salvador, un arma que Fidel Castro le había entregado para su uso personal. La escena, el 7 de abril de 1993, en Los Pinos
Foto Fabrizio León
Nueva estrella en el firmamento político nacional, Joaquín Villalobos, uno de los cinco comandantes del Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional de El Salvador, parece haber cambiado de profesión. Aunque formalmente se ...