Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, November 29, 2013
Vision on a solution to the problem of illicit drugs:
Outlines of a discussion
The southern block of the FARC-EP, at the sudden cascade of slander aimed at provoking the breakdown of the peace talks in Havana, cooked and spiced by the militarist circles inside and outside the military institution, declares:
More than 14 years ago, during the Cagu?n dialogues, the Central High Command of the FARC-EP made this proposal on crop substitution to the National Government, during the International Audiences. It's a pilot project to start illicit crop substitution in a town called Cartagena del Chair?, without using fumigations, violence or repression.
Jorge Enrique Boterospoke with the head of the delegation in Havana. Here is what he said.
Taken from: 2Orillas | November 18, 2013
How did you receive the news that Government had discovered an alleged attack against Uribe?
Coming up: The discussion on drug-trafficking
The newspaper from Lima "El Comercio", on February 12, 1998, outlined a statement made by the famous US economist Milton Friedman, entitled "Drugs, an unfair war":
"Our drug policy has led to thousands of deaths and enormous loss of wealth in countries like Colombia, Peru and Mexico (...) All because we cannot enforce our laws at home. If we did, there would be no market for imported drugs. (...) The foreign countries would not have to suffer the loss of sovereignty (...) Can any policy be moral if it leads to widespread corruption, imprisons so many, has so racist an effect, destroys our inner cities, wreaks havoc on misguided and vulnerable individuals and brings death and destruction to foreign countries?"
"I don't know anything more healthy, than returning primitive sovereignty to the people,
?to allow them to remake their social contract ...This is more than just
and eminently popular, and therefore, very typical of an eminently democratic republic"
posted by Daniel Freeman
Months after reports initially emerged that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) was monitoring the online activity of the Colombian citizenry, the New York Times
Marcole?n Calarc? started asking questions to the journalists of different national and international media, present at the entrance of the Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba. He asked, among other question, about the level of commitment the government has with peace, if they keep an official as Pinz?n (Minister of Defense) on job:
"We will persist in our efforts to achieve democratic peace through civilized dialogue as we have done for 44 years, because it is our revolutionary concept, because these are our principles."
Comandante Alfonso Cano.
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, October 3, 2013
On October 21, former Minister of State, ?lvaro Leyva Dur?n addressed an open letter to the plenipotentiaries of the parties who are at dialogues in Havana, in which he, using the constitutional rights and duties all Colombians have, makes a contribution to the search for peace.