Written by Tanja Nijmeijer, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP in Havana, Cuba
Taken from: http://www.globalrights.info
From 19 to 21 April 2016 the United Nations hosted in New York a special session of the General Assembly on drugs (UNGASS).
Of the issues under discussion in Havana, although the national government, the ultramontainous right and the mainstream media did not highlight it, the most important for its content and significance is that related to paramilitarism and security guarantees.
The Panama Papers were a shock therapy which lasted only half a second. It was like when the wind lifts the skirt of a girl on the street. Embarrased, she puts her hands on her lap to lower it and then squints, with burning cheeks, around her: Who saw it?
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.
By: Lucas Carvajal, member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP
Last April 15 was the 160th anniversary of the birth of a marvelous character, Avelino Rosas, who should be a symbol of national pride in Colombia.
In my free time I watch movies, read, and if inspiration hits me, I write, I venture verses that only I know.