Published June 17, 2010
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan TV channel is reporting that the brother of a top Colombian guerrilla leader has arrived in Managua, where president Daniel Ortega had granted him political asylum earlier this month.
Nicaraguan TV Channel 4 reports that Ruben Dario Granda arrived Wednesday night with his wife and son. They had been staying at the Nicaraguan embassy in Bogota since the end of May.
Granda is the brother of Rodrigo Granda, known as the "foreign minister" of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. He arrived at the Sandino airport on a commercial flight.
Ruben Granda was detained in April by Colombian authorities, who said e-mails found on a laptop belonging to slain rebel leader Raul Reyes made reference to him. A judge later released Granda for lack of evidence.