Taken from http://www.counterpunch.org/
by MATT PEPPE
A week and a half ago news emerged from Havana that the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the Colombian government had reached a framework for a final peace agreement to be signed within six months. This was hailed as a breakthrough in the half-century-old conflict and an opportunity to bring peace to the people of Colombia. But by adopting the government?s narrative, mainstream media have failed to recognize the primary cause of the violence and the inevitability that it will continue in the future.
Taken from: www.prensarural.org
The community councils of Bajo Atrato, department of Choc?, make an urgent call to the Colombian State about the forced displacement that has been taking place since last Friday, September 25.
Taken from: http://ww4report.com/node/14239
A imprisoned ex-commander of Colombia's far-right AUC paramilitary network on August 12 testified that an army general now taking part in peace negotiations with FARC rebels also took part in the killing of journalist and comedian Jaime Garz?n.
Report from Havana: July 29, 2015
"Victims of ?The Dump? are anonymous heroes of the new Colombia?
Havana, Cuba - At the entrance of the International Congress Center, comandante Jes?s Santrich spoke about the ?Operation Orion?, calling it "serious crimes against humanity by State forces."
By: Edgar Piedrahita.
In a previous article (in Spanish; NT) we referred to Brigadier General of the US Army William P. Yarborough and his impact on the Colombian conflict. Given the unfortunate consequences of his "assistence" - the longest conflict of the Western Hemisphere - it makes sense to review some aspects of his life that will shed light on Nortamerican militarism and its global impact.
Report from Havana, Cuba. May 7, 2015.
"It's time to demand, as a national outcry, the dismantling of paramilitarism"
The insurgency spokeswoman of the FARC-EP Erika Montero spoke this morning about the need to dismantle the paramilitary before entering the post-agreement stage. She explained that after the many historical examples of treason and killings of political opponents - including the Patriotic Union, with more than 6,000 militants killed - Colombia cannot tolerate more victimizations by the State.
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, October 9, 2014
The Peace Delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People's Army, deplores and rejects the atrocious murder of the Deputy of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Bolivarian youth leader and lawyer, member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Robert Serra, and his compa?era Mar?a Herrera, occurred at night on the first of October inside his own house in Caracas.
By: Pablo Catatumbo, September 25, 2014.
The growing importance of the Havana peace talks in the eyes of world public opinion makes it necessary to analyze frequent events in our country's recent history that were previously ignored or silenced, and which have delayed the achievement of the much desired 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
By Henry Bonilla, Block "Comandante Jorge Brice?o" (Eastern part of Colombia)
Last night, July 28, 2014, I was listening on the radio to a debate about something that is currently being discussed in Havana, Cuba, between the Colombian government and our revolutionary organization, FARC-EP, about the situation of the victims of the social and armed conflict in our country. The bias, lies and hypocrisy used by Santos and the bourgeois media in their smear campaign against us, holding us liable for the pain they have caused to our people, still manage to surprise me.