The UN Verification Mission in Colombia condemns murder of Wilman Asprilla Allim and Ansel Montoya Ibarra, FARC political party members that were participating in electoral activities in the municipality of Peque, in the department of Antioquia.
Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, our cordial greeting and recognition of the efforts you are making for the peace of Colombia and the world.
The formal representatives of the two guarantor countries of Colombia's peace process, Norway and Cuba, have sent a letter to the Commission for the Followup, Promotion and Verification of the Implementation of the Final Peace Agreement (Comisión de Seguimiento, Impulso y Verificación de la Implementación del Acuerdo Final, CSIVI) expressing their concern over the current state of implementation of the agreement.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has traveled on Saturday, 13 January 2018, to Bogotá, Colombia, for an official visit to the country to support peace efforts.
The Nobel Prize candidate in Economics, Albert Berry, says in his recent book "Advance and Failure in the Colombian Agriculture, XX and XXI Centuries" that by the year 1936 "the big landowners mounted a sophisticated campaign against the government that showed the hostility of the elite towards any intervention by the State in matters related to the land, stating that the Government was trying to destroy private property and warned about the threat of a revolution."
It was in the context of political violence against the Patriotic Union (5,000 assassinated in the 80s and 90s of the 20th century) that Victoria Sandino Simanca (Tierralta, Córdoba, 1965) joined the struggle of the FARC-EP. It was December of 1992.
The UN High Commissioner refused the declarations by Colombian senior state officials who told the media that murders of leaders Community and human rights defenders "are due to skirmish, fights among neighbors and illicit rents”.
Dear President Santos,
The organizations and/or people below, write to you in order to request the mediation and/or handling of the procedures of a request for the repatriation of Juvenal Ovidio Ricardo Palmera Pineda (Simón Trinidad), prisoner in the United States.