We publish here the statement by the Parliamentary Friends of Colombia, previously published by Justice for Colombia.
I think the Peace Agreement signed in Havana with the Government is not just a good Agreement rooted on the existing situation and realities, it is also a correct political decision taken by our organization.
Press Release published by the National Political Council of the People's Alternative Revolutionary Force on the massacre of Tumaco.
We have come to the National Capitol to tell the nation and the world the voice of discontent and protest of the members of the FARC who have stepped into legality, who survive in the Zones and Territorial Spaces, hopeful about peace despite the non-compliance or half-compliance of government commitments at all levels of implementation; especially in matters of legal, physical or personal security, and socio-economic security.
Some Guillermo Rico Reyes, with an air of ultra-leftist, publishes on Facebook a post titled Thank you for nothing ... gentlemen of the FARC, about the freedom of Rito Alejo del Rio.
In order to reach a final peace agreement between actors who had been at war for more than 50 years, it was essential to generate a minimum trust at the talks table and establish effective mechanisms of work, away from the controversy and the media scandal, a method of work quite different from the one that is characterizing Mr. Rivera, accustomed to communicate his concerns or criticism to the press before that to his interlocutors.
The National Political Council of the Common Revolutionary Alternative Force rejects the threats against the Legacy Foundation and the Juventud Rebelde organization, sent by electronic means on behalf of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, AUC.
Beyond the fact that the statements by US Ambassador Kevin Whitaker from the diplomatic and political point of view should be interpreted as an interference, we are obliged to make this pronouncement in order to establish a position before public opinion on a series of erroneous statements that confuse and obstruct the smooth development of the peace process in Colombia.