by: Mark Gruenberg
Taken from: http://peoplesworld.org/u-s-diplomats-not-pushing-colombia-on-workers-rights/
WASHINGTON - Overburdened U.S. diplomats are not pushing the Colombian government to live up to its written commitments on workers' rights and other rights that Colombia agreed to fulfill to win a so-called "free trade" pact, Colombian and U.S. witnesses told lawmakers on Oct. 24.
From a corner of the world
Taken from: www.mujerfariana.co
By Antonia Páez
It was really tough for us, leaving the country after the death of my husband, after so many deaths, it was tough.
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, 20131 October 28.
The peace delegation of the FARC-EP reports:
1. That the American war veteran, KEVIN SCOTT, has been released unilaterally by the FARC on the banks of the In?rida River, in the jungle of Guaviare, Colombia. The U.S. citizen was handed over in the morning of October 27, to a humanitarian mission composed of the ICRC, the guarantor countries of the peace talks, Norway and Cuba, and a representative from the Colombian government.
The ability to pervert the truth
The ideological domination, taking possession of millions of people to act in compliance with the interests of the masters, acquires vital importance for the ruling classes at this moment. Showing as true what is not and turn the ones who oppose them into monsters, becomes vital for them in order to perpetuate their profits.
Today 2 october, commander Pablo Catatumbo, representing the Peace Delegation in Havana, Cuba, read a communique on the Attorney General, Alejandro Ord??ez, in which the FARC-EP express their dissatisfaction about his performance.
Who is tired of the peace process?
Around the peace process which is currently taking place in Havana, all sorts of speculations are woven. Starting from President Santos and his leader at the peace talks, Humberto de la Calle, the allegations against the FARC are released and repeated in an irresponsible and biased way by different spokesmen of the Establishment and commentators, who are well-paid by the mainstream media.
Taken from: www.colombiareports.com
posted by Diego Melo
Foreigners and citizens often think of Colombia as a land of paradoxes. Though the country is filled with natural resources and biodiversity, it was recently ranked third most unequal in the region. Colombians in the streets commonly wonder: ?why are we so poor if our land is so rich??
By: Laura Ardila Arrieta. Taken from: www.lasillavacia.com. Luis Alberto Alb?n Burbano became a guerrilla combatant in 1977, after the first national strike. He adapted several names like Ra?l, Iv?n and Jos? and today he is Marcos Calarc?, chancellor and one of the plenipotentiaries of the FARC in the Havana peace talks.
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, October 7, 2013
We reject the criminalization of social protest
In Colombia "security" has become a concept that involves various interpretations, because, for example, to take care of the state's security investment, means developing criminal policies wrapped in the category of citizen security.
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, July 9, 2013
Trivialize peace, which is a synthesis right, a base and foundation for the existence and exercise of any other right, as certain columnists and institutions do, is nonsense. This can not but hurt the hearts of the majority who for decades have suffered the consequences of war.