The mining strikes continue in Remedios and Segovia, northeast of Antioquia in Colombia. It involves -despite being considered as the problem of a lost corner of the interior of the country- concrete decisions in a matter of prime national interest, the exploitation and trade of our common goods.
During the pedagogical talks about the Havana Agreements that I give in the mornings in the Local Transitional Zone, I have always been struck by the concentration in the staring eyes that I have seen in one of the assistants, a man with copper skin and a certain indigenous aspect who almost always wears a white T-shirt, and who, I guess would be around the age of forty.
Activities at the Transitional Zones where FARC-EP troops are grouped takes place at a very fast pace. And it is surrounded by uncertainties for most of the guerrillas. The main uncertainty has to do with their immediate future. It is natural for people to ask themselves what will happen to their life, where they will live, and how they will sustain themselves.
The signing of the Havana Agreements was a milestone in national history, but the deepest footprint in the life of the country should be its complete implementation. The peace talks process that led to the peace agreement teaches us the kind of country that we can build; but it is through full compliance of the agreed that we will reach its effective achievement.