Based on: www.prensarural.org
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).
Based on: www.prensarural.org
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).
Taken from this website
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.
Report from Havana: November 28, 2015
Havana, Cuba - Pablo Catatumbo, spokesman of the FARC-EP, read today a communiqu? with another 5 proposals on the re-definition of security policies.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.