As if it was an April fools´ joke, the National Government sanctioned a new tax reform last December 28, after an intense controversy, leaving in the air the feeling that none, not even the Ministry of Finance that had presented it, was fully satisfied with it. The criticisms sprang from all sectors, although in the end the majority seemed to conclude that it was a necessary evil, to which we must be resigned to in any chase. Another toad that the country will have to swallow.
No other man in history has ever battled so much for the interests of mankind. Until the last moments of his life, Fidel serenely warned of the dangers that beset everyone on account of the greed of big capital.
With great satisfaction, we have recently known and read the open letter signed by you, in which with great civil courage and patriot responsibility, you make a call to moderate the language used in the debate about the possibility of reaching peace agreements with both the FARC-EP and the ELN.
In my free time I watch movies, read, and if inspiration hits me, I write, I venture verses that only I know.
The country and the international community clearly remember the handshake between Santos and Timochenko, the day on which we announced to the world that we had achieved a satisfactory agreement on the matter of justice. In line with what had been previously expressed by the Colombian President, this achievement made the process irreversible.
"It is easy to see that despite such optimism, the Colombian State keeps on equipping and preparing itself for war"
The commander in chief of the FARC-EP, Timoleón Jiménez, through an article published on www.farc-ep.co, has expressed some mayor concerns about the peace process and the decisions and attitudes taken by Juan Manuel Santos? government. Here are some of the most important ideas: