Regarding the most recent release of the National Secretariat of the FARC-EP and the facts behind it, many things have been said. Although we always learn about our actions through the mass media, universal champions of distortion and hoax, we are still quite impressed by the news about the new malicious avalanche against us.
24 March 2014
Havana, Cuba - The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People's Army, read a statement today about the petitions of the National Agrarian Summit, presented to the government.
The participants of the Summit warned that if the government doesn't meet their demands, they'll enter in strike on March 28, 2014, that is, within one month.
Some of the peasants' petitions happen to be the pending points (called "salvedades" in Spanish) of the peace dialogues between the FARC-EP and the government in Havana. These are issues that are still to be discussed, but which have been put into a freezer, in order not to obstruct the development of the dialogues.
One of those important issues is the recognition of the Peasant Reserve Zones, as well as the review of economic policies, which should be based on sovereignty, planning and environmental sustainability.
After reading the statement, Marcole?n Calarc?, the spokesman in charge, opened space for questions.
The journalists asked for more information about the death of the two policemen in Meta, to which Calarc? responded:
"Not only two policemen have died in Colombia. There are a lot of deaths, and an essential part of the peace talks in Havana is to finish with this. When time has come, without hurry and in a reasonable way, the organization will pronounce about this particular event again".
?MR. VICE-PRESIDENT: IT IS THE GOVERNMENT WHO IS AGAINST A REGULARIZATION OF WAR?
This morning in Havana, Cuba, comandante Pablo Catatumbo, representing the peace delegation of the FARC-EP, replied to the vice-President of Colombia, Angelino Garz?n, who in recent days suggested establishing some minimum requirements for a humanitarian agreement between the national government and the FARC-EP.
Today, Comandante Ricardo Téllez responded questions to the press about different subjects.
First, he recalled the murder of Jaime Pardo Leal, 11 of October 1987, today 26 years ago.
28 July 2013 Report from Havana
This morning at 8:00 a.m. the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP made its entry at the site of the peace talks, the so-called Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba. Spokesman Andr?s Par?s, member of the Central High Command of the FARC-EP, read a communiqu? about the lack of positive gestures of the government concerning agrarian policies. The communiqu? states that the peace talks wouldn?t make any sense ?if the government changes the agreements into empty words that are carried away by the wind?.
January 31, 2013: Iv?n M?rquez declares
"We are not going to discuss about issues that have to do with the military confrontation with the government delegation at the table, as has been agreed. So we keep silent about the bombing and the excessive use of force by the aviation against our camps, which are in unilateral ceasefire".
Ivan Marquez reads the announcement of the unilateral cease-fire of the FARC-EP. November 19, 2012.
The FARC-EP and different social and political sectors from Colombia, since the beginning of the peace talks, have been asking for a bilateral cease-fire, to reduce the suffering and the bloodshed produced by so many years of war, and to create an appropriate climate for the peace talks.