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Communiqués published by the Peace Delegation, the Central High Command and the National Secretariat of the FARC-EP

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About thirty uniformed men, carrying long-range weapons and wearing paramilitary group AGC insignia, patrolled on March 1 from the afternoon the village La Rica, in the municipality of Puerto Libertador (Córdoba).

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Campesino leader William Castillo has been murdered by paramilitaries on 7 March. Castillo was killed by heavily armed men shortly after leaving a meeting at the City Hall, in Villa Echeverry (Antioquia).

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Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Territories for Peace?

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It continous being risky to sympathize with any idea from one or another side, because you end up stigmatized and condemned, especially when you support ideological or political thesis defended by the guerrillas.

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Report from Havana: November 28, 2015

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Havana, Cuba - Pablo Catatumbo, spokesman of the FARC-EP, read today a communiqu? with another 5 proposals on the re-definition of security policies.

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Friday, 27 November 2015 00:00

The other, barbaric Colombia

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The Justice and Peace process (1) has revealed the worst atrocities committed by paramilitaries in recent years. They are a gallery of a cruelty of which society hasn?t been able to recover yet.

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Based on: www.contagioradio.com

Promoted by Senator Ivan Cepeda, a discussion of political control was held about agreements between companies in the mining and energy sector and armed forces, seeking an answer to the central question: What is the role of the public forces in post-armed conflict?

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Tragic X-ray of a country that yearns for peace

Written by Gabriel Ángel, @GabAngel_FARC

The biggest obstacles to overcome in the medium term are not exactly the technical difficulties, but they are worth mentioning in order to start with the easiest part of the big difference between the created expectations and what has been actually achieved. Finally, the discussion about manual or mechanical demining has been left behind, while between BIDES (Humanitarian Demining Batallion from the National Army, NT) and NPA (Norwegian People's Aid, company specialized in demining activities, NT) are reaching agreements to adapt the methods and techniques used for each one of them to international standards.

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Sunday, 01 November 2015 00:00

Unilateral Ceasefire Under Threat

The Central High Command of the FARC-EP publicly expresses its concern about the apparent escalation of military operations in different areas of the country, which recently claimed the lives of four guerrillas and the capture of 2 wounded guerrilla fighters, and which threatens to make the unilateral ceasefire, declared by the FARC-EP on July 20 this year, unsustainable. Military operations that are contrary to the spirit of the agreement entitled ?Expedite in Havana and De-escalate in Colombia," signed by the parties on July 12.

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Written by Dan Kovalik @danielmkovalik; taken from www.huffingtonpost.com

I just returned from Colombia with a delegation of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). We travelled to Cali, Quibd? (in the Choco Department) and Bogota to hear from numerous representatives of the Afro-Colombian community about the grave civil, human and labor rights situation confronting them, and their demand to have a say in the ongoing peace talks in Havana, Cuba in order to find redress for their concerns. A copy of our full delegation Report can be found HERE.

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From the South of Bol?var, Colombia, a guerrilla unit called Gerardo Guevara report the existence of alliances between the Army/Police and paramilitary groups in the municipality of El Bagre, specifically in two communities called Puerto L?pez and Puerto Claver. 

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