Report from Havana, Cuba
19 November 2014
FARC-EP reaffirms commitment to peace
Today, the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP held a press conference to commemorate two years of dialogues to achieve peace in Colombia.
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, November 18, 2014
The Peace Delegation FARC-EP expresses its surprise at President Santos? announcement to suspend the peace talks in Havana.
General Lasprilla, commander of the National Army, has spoken to the media to tell lies again about the FARC-EP and the development of the internal armed conflict.
The Western Block "Comandante Alfonso Cano" of the FARC-EP, in order to contextualize and clarify to the public the events that occurred last November 5 in the village of Sesteadero, municipality of Torib?o, Cauca, reports:
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, October 24, 2014
On behalf of the FARC-EP, we send a cordial greeting to all Colombians, full of fervor and hoping for our reconciliation, together with the collective desire for peace to come to our country forever.
Written by Fabi?n Ram?rez, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP
Three groups of victims of the conflict, which has last for more than five decades in Colombia, have visited Havana, Cuba. The first two arrived without hatred and resentment or any personal inclination; they intelligently exposed their clamor for peace and reconciliation for all Colombians, demanded a bilateral ceasefire from both the government and the FARC-EP and they emphasized that the parties should not leave the Conversation Table before signing an agreement for a stable and lasting peace.
"By decision of the two parties, the useless secrecy that surrounded the three partial agreements made in Havana, has been halted".
The FARC-EP, in a communique released today (25 September) in Havana, Cuba, made clear that it has always advocated for a process in public, with transparency. The General Agreement talks about participation of citizens, because in Havana the future of Colombia is being build, and for the citizens to participate, they need to know what is being discussed.
REPORT FROM HAVANA, 24 September 2014
? Bilateral ceasefire is needed to prevent more unnecessary bloodshed
? Only legal framework for peace recognized by FARC-EP is General Agreement of Havana
? Environmentalist discourse should be accompanied by concrete actions to stop devastation of natural resources in Colombia
Havana, Cuba - Today, the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP, before entering the Conference Center in Havana, put on the song "Imagine" of John Lennon. This, to refer to the words of President Santos yesterday: "How nice would it be to be able to transfer this (song) to Colombia so that all Colombians could imagine our country at peace".
REPORT FROM HAVANA, 23 September 2014
? Urgent to clarify and dismantle paramilitarism in Colombia, as part of the peace process
? Secret archives about paramilitarism should be declassified
? Call upon minister of defense and national police to stop lying and manipulating about military developments
? Call for a bilateral ceasefire
Our force is deeply committed to the desire for peace, expressed in the Havana peace talks. We believe that the social and political solution to the armed conflict in Colombia is the only correct way out.