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Find here a selection of opinion, background and analysis on the social, political and economic situation in Colombia.

Last September, Carlos Antonio Lozada, a commander of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, returned home to a jungle encampment in the vast wetland region called Yarí.

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Julián Gallo Cubillos, known as "Carlos Antonio Lozada" is 55 years old, a quiet voice that evokes hope. He has been in the FARC guerrilla for 38 years and was present at the failed 1999 peace talks in Colombia. In this new stage of dialogues he headed the technical subcommittee for the end of the conflict where he came face-to-face with members of the military forces he faced in the war.

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Villavicencio, 8 de agosto de 2016.

Intervenção do comandante Carlos Antonio Lozada em Villavicencio sobre Acordo de 23 de junho e Protocolos.

Published in Comunicados FARC-EP
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 00:00

The peace process arrived to Colombia

On Monday 8 of August very early in the morning, the members of the Monitoring and Verification Mechanisms from the FARC-EP, who had visited Havana, Cuba in order to receive instructions to start their job, headed for the Airport José Martí. 

Published in News
Sunday, 07 August 2016 00:00

Interview mit Carlos Antonio Lozada

Anbei dokumentieren wir ein Interview mit Carlos Antonio Lozada, welches für denObserver und den Guardian geführt und anschließend für die Wochenzeitung der freitagübersetzt wurde.

Published in Hintergrund
Monday, 25 April 2016 14:58

La Macarena, Peace Territory

The national outrage because of the decision of the National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) to grant the company HUPECOL a licence to exploit an oil block in the Special Management Area of La Macarena (AMEN), which forced the national government to subsequently revoke it, demonstrates the validity and the urgency of profoundly addressing the debate on the economic model that we, Colombians, want for our country.

Published in C Antonio Lozada
Sunday, 10 April 2016 00:00

Agreement on bilateral ceasefire close

Havana, Cuba - Spokesman Carlos Antonio Lozada announced significant progress has been made on the subject of a bilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. He said that probably next week, there would be an official declaration on the subject. 

Published in News
Monday, 28 March 2016 17:42

"We will abandon even the last rifle"

'Carlos Antonio Lozada', member of the FARC secretariat, explains the position of this insurgent group on the concentration points, the ceasefire, the abandonment of arms and transition into policy.

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Havana, Cuba - Comandante Carlos Antonio Lozada expressed today the concerns of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP about the repression that has been unleashed against those comrades in prison who participated in the hunger strike. He specifically mentioned the prisons of Picota, Popay?n, Santander and Jamund?. 

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

FARC speaks to Colombian businessmen

Report from Havana: November 3, 2015

Havana, Cuba - Today, comandante Carlos Antonio Lozada spoke about the document sent by the National Trade Council to President Santos last October 21. 

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