Havana, Cuba, May 29, 2015
Today, head of the Peace Delegation Iv?n M?rquez read an article written by comandante Timole?n Jim?nez, explaining his thoughts on the latest developments in Colombia and in Havana.
The Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP responds to the communiqu? read yesterday by the guarantor countries Cuba and Norway:
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, May 28, 2015
With all the attention it deserves, we received the deep concern of the governments of Cuba and Norway - guarantor countries of the peace talks - because of the untimely escalation of the armed conflict in Colombia.
Havana, May 27, 2015
The governments of Cuba and Norway, guarantor countries in the peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP, express their profound concern at the current escalation of the armed conflict in Colombia. We regret the loss of lives this has caused.
Comandante Pablo Catatumbo, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP, spoke this Monday about the events in Cauca and Antioquia, which left a tragic toll of 37 guerrillas killed in bombings. The rebel leader said that the incoherence of the government of Juan Manuel Santos to maintain an offensive against guerrillas in unilateral truce, forced the FARC-EP to suspend.
It was not in our plans to suspend the unilateral and indefinite cease-fire proclaimed on December 20, 2014 as a humanitarian gesture of de-escalation of the conflict, but the inconsistency of the Santos government has done so, after five months of attacks on the ground and in the air against our structures throughout the country.
Havana, Cuba, May 7, 2015
"Without truth, there will be victims who remain outside the scope of history"
The head of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP, Ivan Marquez, closed the 36th round of talks by reading a document that summarized the main issues raised by the FARC-EP in recent days.
Report from Havana, May 6, 2015
"Government has not presented its proposals after eleven months of joint work at the Table?
Comandante Ricardo T?llez recalled this morning that 11 months have passed by since the discussion of item 5 of the Agenda, Victims, was started. He further noted that key aspects of the third item ?End of Conflict? are also being discussed, namely ?Bilateral Ceasefire" and ?Abandonment of Arms".
Written by Walter Mendoza, Member of the Technical Sub-commission of the FARC-EP.
The FARC-EP has insisted on a bilateral ceasefire since the beginning of the conversations in Havana as the best way to de-escalate the conflict.
The country is awaiting the news of a bilateral cease-fire, Mr. President
Comandante Pastor Alape took the floor today, April 15, to answer questions from the press present at the entrance of the International Congress Center, after launching the question: "Who killed the representative to the Congress by the Patriotic Union Leonardo Posada?" The insurgency referred to the need to declassify secret files of the State in order to clarify the responsibility of the social and armed conflict.
Report from Havana, Cuba: April 14, 2015
?Let?s not talk of de-escalation; let?s talk about bilateral ceasefire": Jes?s Santrich
"If there will be, some day, an international tribunal to judge Colombia, because of what they always say about Colombia, that it is a violent country, a drug trafficker country, sentenced to eternal violence, I will testify that it isn?t; that is a loving, joyful country which deserves a better fate?.