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“If Jesus were alive today, he would be a guerrillero.”—Camilo Torres
Born into a wealthy Colombian family, Camilo Torres was a Catholic priest whose commitment to social justice led him to join the ELN guerrilla movement. He was killed in 1966 during his first encounter with the Colombian army.
The Colombian revolutionary priest turned guerrilla fighter.
About the Author
Born into a wealthy Colombian family, Camilo Torres was ordained a Catholic priest in 1954. He admired Che Guevara and the Cuban revolution and his political activity led him to join the ELN guerrilla movement in the mountains. He was killed in combat during his first encounter with the army, his death mourned by thousands of peasants, workers and students. Completed his studies of Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina, and is currently a lecturer at the Social Sciences Faculty of the UBA.