At the beginning of this week the third meeting took place between leaders of the FARC party and the representatives of 30 of the families that were victims of the attack on El Nogal club 15 years ago.
A common feature of any peace agreement is that those who have resorted to the armed uprising for the transformation of the social order, desist from it and make the abandonment of weapons to enter legal life and continue their purposes through an open and democratic political debate.
Today people in the North of Ireland will be casting their vote to renew the Assembly (the parliament established under the Good Friday Agreement, signed in 1998).
Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.
Report from Havana, Cuba, July 30, 2015
"We must fight for changes to the electoral system"
Havana, Cuba - With a view to the upcoming elections on October 25, today comandante Marco Le?n Calarc? expressed some concerns about the already visible electoral corruption in the country.
At the end of round 34 of the peace talks in Havana, we define four issues that we consider of utmost importance to reach a final peace agreement.
During the last congressional and presidential elections in Colombia, mainstream media and international witnesses reported a smoothly running democratic contest, some kind of genuine "carnival of democracy". For a foreign spectator, this fact would prove the existence of a real democratic regime in this South American country. But below the surface, a grim reality emerges.
On June 26, mister ?lvaro Uribe declared to various media that in the last presidential elections, the FARC-EP, "pointing with its rifles" told the residents of rural areas of Colombia that "they had to vote for President Santos".
Interview with Pablo Catatumbo:
?We make a commitment to the truth?
For the first time, one of the FARC negotiators in Havana talks about what the guerrilla movement is thinking after Santos' re-election.
OSCAR IV?N ZULUAGA
Candidate for the Presidency of the Republic
Regarding the last unilateral truce declared jointly by the FARC-EP and ELN, on occasion of the first round of the electoral contest for presidency, we knew about some passionate statements of yours, according to which you categorically rejected our attitude, saying that for a few days, we were going to stop committing abhorrent crimes such as using children as bomb-couriers to hit military forces.