FARC leader Timoleón Jiménez wrote an answer to Senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez today, inviting him again to talk. Here are some parts of his open letter translated into English:
Today May 7, leader of the FARC-EP Timoleón Jiménez published eight tweets on his account, denouncing military operations by the army over the whole country and pressure from the national government to sign a ceasefire quickly.
With great satisfaction, we have recently known and read the open letter signed by you, in which with great civil courage and patriot responsibility, you make a call to moderate the language used in the debate about the possibility of reaching peace agreements with both the FARC-EP and the ELN.
Havana, Cuba, April 17, 2016
Excellency Father Francis
By private letter addressed to Your Eminence last year, we set out briefly how the political reasons for our struggle largely coincide with the comments made by Your Holiness in your renowned encyclical Laudato Si, especially in what refers to the suffering caused to the people by the selfishness of the market and the capital. War is perhaps the worst of all these consequences.
After breathing the pure feeling of freedom that inspires traveling from Havana in the morning to the East,
In my free time I watch movies, read, and if inspiration hits me, I write, I venture verses that only I know.
In an interview given by Comandante Timole?n Jim?nez, commander in chief of the FARC-EP, to the Insurgency Broadcast, he spoke about the meeting with Juan Manuel Santos' brother and others important issues.