The special envoy of the European Union (EU) for Peace in Colombia, Eamon Gilmore, condemned the murder of two former FARC guerrillas who participated in electoral activities in the Colombian department of Antioquia, and called for a thorough investigation of the incident.
And they keep killing them. As this newspaper explained in its magnificent editorial a few days ago, the killing of two activists of the FARC, which joins an already long list of events (54, according to the organization), does not announce anything good.
The group of Medicine Students for International Peace is born within the Latin American School of Medicine, nurtured by students from Colombia and different countries who are present in the alma mater and share ideas of progress, development and peace. Understanding the latter as the solution to the conditions that give rise to conflicts.
It is with extreme pain and indignation that we received the news of the murder of two of our comrades in the municipality of Peque, in western Antioquia.
The UN Verification Mission in Colombia condemns murder of Wilman Asprilla Allim and Ansel Montoya Ibarra, FARC political party members that were participating in electoral activities in the municipality of Peque, in the department of Antioquia.
Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, our cordial greeting and recognition of the efforts you are making for the peace of Colombia and the world.
The formal representatives of the two guarantor countries of Colombia's peace process, Norway and Cuba, have sent a letter to the Commission for the Followup, Promotion and Verification of the Implementation of the Final Peace Agreement (Comisión de Seguimiento, Impulso y Verificación de la Implementación del Acuerdo Final, CSIVI) expressing their concern over the current state of implementation of the agreement.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has traveled on Saturday, 13 January 2018, to Bogotá, Colombia, for an official visit to the country to support peace efforts.
The Nobel Prize candidate in Economics, Albert Berry, says in his recent book "Advance and Failure in the Colombian Agriculture, XX and XXI Centuries" that by the year 1936 "the big landowners mounted a sophisticated campaign against the government that showed the hostility of the elite towards any intervention by the State in matters related to the land, stating that the Government was trying to destroy private property and warned about the threat of a revolution."