The following is the written response by Gabriel Angel to an article published in Las2Orillas by Ivan Gallo in which the author makes a biased contrast between FARC-EP member, Jesús Santrich and the rest of FARC-EP Commanders with the intention of making it look as if the FARC-EP is internally divided. The following is the full response article:
It had been a long time since Timo [FARC-EP Commander] had slept fourteen hours in a row. In the last weeks his hours of sleep had been cut in an agonizing way, forcing him to get somehow accustomed.
The Attorney General of Colombia in recent days has made a series of declarations regarding the assets of the FARC-EP, which according to him amount to billions of Colombian pesos.
On the FARC website, I recently published a chronicle about our trip back to Colombia. I intended to publish in this space a reduced version of it, according to the maximum 800 words that can be used. At the end I gave up in exchange for the invitation to those interested in reading the full text in the referenced website.
By: Gabriel Angel, FARC-EP
Of the 53 years of the FARC-EP, I spent the last thirty in their ranks. I arrived in 1987, a month before Dr. Jaime Pardo Leal, president of the Patriotic Union political movement -to which I joined less than two years before- was killed. I was a lawyer from the city, so the contrast with my previous life was enormous.
A recent study recognized Henderson Island, 5,000 kilometers from Chile, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, as one of the most polluted sites on the planet. It accumulates, according to the report, the highest density of human origin rubbish, being plastics 99.8% of the residues found there.