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Alexandra Nariño (Tanja Nijmeijer) is an international combatant from The Netherlands and member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP

Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, February 5, 2014

Anti-drug policy for sovereignty and good living conditions for the rural poor

Immediate suspension of aerial spraying glyphosate and integral reparation to victims

In development of the general guidelines of the "Anti-drug policy for sovereignty and good living conditions for the rural poor", the FARC-EP present four minimum proposals, related to the fifth item: "Immediate suspension of aerial spraying with glyphosate and comprehensive compensation to victims":

Published in FARC-EP

Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, February 4, 2014

Anti-drug policy for sovereignty and good living conditions for the rural poor

?4. Substitution of the illicit uses of coca, marijuana and poppy crops and alternative development plans? [1]

In development of the general guidelines of the "Anti-drug policy for sovereignty and good living conditions for the rural poor", the FARC-EP presents six minimum proposals regarding the "Substitution of the illicit uses of coca, marijuana and poppy crops and alternative development programs":

1. National Program for the substitution of the illicit uses of coca, poppy and marijuana crops

2. Consultation and direct involvement of the producing communities

3. Compensation and incentives for producing communities and workers

4. Alternative development plans

5. State funding for alternative development

6. International control and monitoring

4.1. National Program for replacing illicit uses of coca, poppy and marijuana crops

The "National Program for the substitution of the illicit uses of coca, poppy and marijuana crops," presented by the FARC-EP at the peace talks, defines the aims and objectives, the required conditions, the basic content, funding, monitoring and control of the policies with which the Colombian government must commit itself to address the socio-economic and environmental problems of the illicit uses of crops. This must be done from a sovereign perspective, in order to overcome poverty and misery and generate material and immaterial conditions for good living conditions of rural families and communities, who currently derive their precarious subsistence from coca, poppy and marijuana crops. The axis of the Program are the alternative development plans.

4.2 Gradualness, voluntariness, consultation and direct involvement of producing communities

The National Program for the substitution of the illicit uses of crops will be based on the principles of Gradualness, voluntariness, consultation and direct involvement of families and communities. This means a negotiation process with the respective communities, in order to define the modalities and timing of the substitution and sustainable alternatives from an economic and socio-environmental view. Bodies of direct participation will be the Assemblies and Community Councils, whose autonomy will be respected. Local, municipal and regional Councils will be formed, as well as a National Council Program. Its main functions are to design, implement, allocate resources, and monitor and evaluate the program in the respective jurisdiction. Given the nature of the Program, all forms of forced eradication will be outlawed.

4.3 Compensation and incentives for producing communities and workers

In order to help create conditions for the overcoming of the socio-economic causes of illegal uses of crops, a policy of compensation and incentives for producing communities and workers will be launched. This policy will be designed in line with the gradual nature of the Program and with the support required once it is in full implementation. Its main purpose is to provide a basic monthly income for the families of producers and workers, harvesters, and other agricultural workers, which guarantees decent living conditions and the enjoyment of fundamental rights, while the gradual replacement process is being developed and until economic and socio-environmental sustainability of alternative development plans is guaranteed. Peasant communities will receive periodic financial compensation for maintenance and strengthening of the organization and activities of the communities. A special fund for compensation and incentives will be established. The foregoing is without prejudice to the state's commitments regarding allocations of physical, social, cultural and environmental infrastructure.

4.4. Alternative development plans

Prior to the development of socio-economic and environmental diagnostics, made by the producing communities and the corresponding technical support, alternative development plans will be formulated. The Plans are the basis of the National Program to replace the illicit uses of crops. They will be carried out in five years and will have an annual budget, which allow to track the goals and commitments agreed with the state. The "alternative development plans" should help to provide the conditions of economic, social and environmental development of the respective territories and areas. They should define the production and generation of services that will replace the illicit uses of crops. They will promote food production, including artisanal or industrial processing, as appropriate, to cover -in the first place- the demand of the communities themselves, but also the internal niches, or even to supply the international market, especially from neighboring countries. The Plans must consider ways of linkages to inter-territorial networks of popular economy. The different economic activities of the "alternative development plans" shall ensure decent work and income for peasant families and communities. The "alternative development plans" will also contain programs and projects for the provision of physical infrastructure -especially transport and communication- and social infrastructure -especially housing, health, education, culture and recreation. Similarly, programs and projects to ensure socio-environmental sustainability, including the need for environmental recovery of territories and areas whenever necessary. Special attention will be paid to the protection of common goods such as water, biodiversity and native seeds.

4.5 State funding for alternative development Plans

The budget for the Program and for its alternative development Plans will be entirely provided by the State. For this purpose, a National Fund will be created. The sources of the Fund will be:

a) Allocations set out in the Investment Plan of the National Development Plan

b) Specific allocations of the general budget of the Nation

c) Resources from the General System of Royalties.

d) Resources from reduced spending on security and defense, in proportion equal to the tax savings generated by the demilitarization of territories and areas covered by the program.

e) Resources from the immediate suspension of aerial spraying programs with chemical agents, especially glyphosate, and forced eradication.

f) Contributions from the international community, especially from the consumer countries of central capitalism and its states, and also of transnational corporations and nongovernmental organizations.

g) Notwithstanding the contributions from the general budget of the Nation, at a territorial and local level, the Program will have funds from regional and municipal budgets, i.e. the regions and municipalities committed to the implementation of the Plan.The contributions of peasant families and communities will consist in their work, which will be paid by the state.

The National Fund will be divided into territorial and local funds, which will allocate resources for the respective jurisdiction. The resources will be managed directly and independently by the Assemblies and Community Councils.

4.6. International control and monitoring

Without prejudice to the functions of monitoring and control of the Program, or the alternative development Plans, that correspond to the Assemblies and Community Councils, Local Councils, Regional Councils and the National Council of the Program, an "international monitoring and control of the Program" will be established -after prior agreement- at all levels. The international control will consist of representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UNASUR, and the academic community. It will submit a semiannual report on compliance of the Program's goals and commitments and may make recommendations for improved compliance.

Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP

[1] These proposals are developed in the "National Program for the substitution of the illicit uses of coca, poppy and marijuana crops," presented by the FARC-EP at the Peace Talks.

Published in FARC-EP

Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, January 23, 2014

Anti-drug policy for sovereignty and good living conditions for the rural poor

3. Recognition and encouragement of dietary, nutritional, medicinal, therapeutic, artisanal, industrial and cultural uses of the coca, poppy and marijuana crops.

Published in FARC-EP

Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, January 19, 2014.

Anti-drug policy for sovereignty and Good Living for the rural poor

Second Minimum Proposal: Structural conditions for overcoming illegal uses of coca, poppy and marijuana

Published in FARC-EP

Havana, Cuba, site of the Peace Talks, January 14, 2014

National Program for the substitution of the illicit use of coca, poppy or marijuana crops (complete version)

In order to contribute to the solution of the economic and social problems of the peasants in rural communities, who have been forced to grow coca, poppy or marijuana. In order to advance in the creation of material and non-material conditions for good living conditions for peasant families and communities, the FARC-EP present the following basic guidelines for a "National Program for the substitution of the illicit use of coca, poppy or marijuana crops". The spirit and essential content of this program are based on the pilot project for Cartagena del Chair?, proposed by Comandante Manuel Marulanda V?lez in San Vicente, on June 16, 2000. The proposal has been updated and redesigned, taking into account the changing characteristics of this matter during the last decades, the tendencies in political and academic debate, and the new definitions that are used on an international level regarding policies in this field. We have also considered the partial agreements on points 1 and 2 of the General Agreement of Havana.

General Purpose of the Program

Create material and non-material conditions in order to obtain better living conditions for peasant families and communities, which currently derive their precarious subsistence from the coca, poppy and marijuana crops. The conditions have to be created in a context of structural changes in rural society, which are characteristic of the socio-environmental, democratic and participatory agrarian and rural reform, demanded by the country and the dispossessed in the countryside.

Program Objectives

The program seeks the following objectives:

2.1. Contribute to structural transformations of rural society, characteristic of the process of comprehensive, socio-environmental, democratic and participatory rural and agricultural reforms, demanded by the country and the dispossessed in the countryside.

2.2. Overcome the conditions of poverty and misery of peasant communities and families, who have been forced by their economic situation to produce coca, poppy and marijuana. Likewise, all workers linked to the production process: collectors and other types of salaried employment in that sector.

2.3. Strengthen peasant communities, recognizing their ability to self-government and autonomous management of the territory.

2.4. Promote voluntary substitution for the illicit uses of coca crops, poppy and marijuana, by promoting alternative development plans, in discussion with and with the direct participation of the communities involved.

2.5. Regulate the production and marketing of coca, poppy and marijuana through direct state intervention. The regulation should be based on the recognition of the nutritional, medicinal, therapeutic and cultural qualities, to be defined in each case, as well as their artisanal and industrial possibilities.

2.6. Contribute to food sovereignty and security of the Nation.

Conditions for implementing the Program

To implement the Program we need to guarantee basic political, economic, social and political conditions, as well as basic conditions for criminal policy and public order policy:

3.1. Definition of the National Program as a special chapter of the process of comprehensive rural and agrarian reforms, and socio-environmental, democratic and participatory reforms

The "National Program for replacing illicit uses of coca leaf crops, poppy or marijuana" shall be defined as a special chapter in the process of comprehensive, socio-environmental, democratic and participatory rural and agricultural reforms.In that sense, the program should respect the right to land and territory, which shall be guaranteed to peasants and rural communities. All policies and instruments required to make it effective in real and material terms, according the proposals made by the FARC-EP, and consistent with the partial agreements reached with the national government at the peace talks will be guaranteed as well. Of particular importance is the effective recognition of the Peasant Reserve Zones. The Program must also be incorporated into the National Development Plan of the next government.

3.2. Agreed definition of the territories that will be covered by the program

Using the technical tools of geographic referencing and social mapping, the specific territories and areas of the Program will be defined. The FARC-EP and the involved communities will have a direct participation in this process. If necessary and in accordance with the more precise definitions of the Program, there may be established prioritized territories or regions.

3.3. Mining or hydrocarbon exploitation shall not affect territories and areas covered by the program.

The territories and zones of the Program are conceived within a framework of alternative development for food sovereignty and security of the nation. Therefore, they will be excluded from any large-scale, open-pit mining project, or exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons.

3.4. Creation of Councils for designing and implementing the program at different levels

Considering the political, economic, social, environmental and cultural nature of this problem, the widest participation of communities directly involved is required. In this sense, participatory Councils of leadership and coordination will be created, as follows:

a) Communitarian Assemblies and Councils of the Program

The basis of the program are the communitarian Assemblies and Councils. The communitarian Assemblies will be formed by members of the peasant communities of producers of coca, poppy and marijuana, as appropriate. Their main function is to define the general guidelines of the Program in their respective jurisdiction. They should appoint the representatives from the Community Board of Action for the Communitarian Council as well.The Communitarian Council, based on the definitions of the Community Assembly, will have the task to define the local Program and the policies, tools and mechanisms for its implementation. It will also monitor its implementation and enforcement. The Communitarian Assemblies and Councils will define the Program, in agreement with the Government in the Local Councils.

The Program's Local Councils

Program Local Councils will be created, with representatives of the Government at municipal level, the FARC-EP and the Communitarian Councils. The Local Councils represent agencies of consultation, design and definition of the Program at local level. They will design the policies, instruments and mechanisms for implementation, and they will monitor their implementation and enforcement.

The Program's Territorial Councils

The Program's Territorial Councils will be created, with representatives of the Government at regional level, delegates of municipal governments,of the FARC-EP, and the Communitarian Councils from their respective territories. Their main functions are in the design of the program at the territorial level, which should be previously agreed on. They will also define policies, instruments and mechanisms for implementation, as well as monitoring their implementation and enforcement, taking the provisions of the Local Programs.

The Program's National Council

The Program's National Council will be created, with representatives of the National Government, delegates from regional governments, the FARC-EP, and organized peasant communities. Its main functions are the design of the National Program, defining the policies, instruments and mechanisms for its implementation. It will also monitor its implementation and enforcement, taking the provisions of the Territorial Programs.

3.5. Demilitarization of the territories and areas covered by the Program

The implementation of the program involves guarantees and security conditions for the peasant population living in the territories and areas covered by the program. Therefore, demilitarization of those territories, and their consequent exclusion as war zones and "Zones for Consolidation Plans" should be started immediately. The territories covered by the Program will be defined as "Territories for the construction of peace with social justice". State presence should focus on the provision of public goods, physical infrastructure, infrastructure for social and environmental recovery. The State should also encourage and support sustainable rural and popular economies.

3.6. Suspension of aerial spraying with chemical agents and of the forced eradication of crops.

The voluntary and participatory nature of the program should build trust in peasant producers. Therefore, as a consideration, the National Government should immediately suspend the aerial spraying with chemicals such as glyphosate on crops of coca, poppy and marijuana in the territories and areas covered by the Program. Similarly, the forced eradication of such crops should be suspended.

3.7. Review of criminal State policies

The Program involves an immediate review of the current criminal State policies, which are focused on persecution, stigmatization and criminalization of peasant producers. In this sense, regulatory designs must be provided, if necessary, in order to ensure an appropriate treatment of the problem of crops, according to its economic, social and cultural nature.

3.8. Extraordinary measures of economic and social nature

Considering that the Program will be implemented gradually, extraordinary economic and social measures should be agreed, aimed at ensuring decent living and working conditions. This should be discussed with the peasant communities and families and in the relevant bodies. To this end, each family will be given a basic monthly income until the economic and social sustainability of the Program's plans and projects is ensured. Basic income will also cover all those who work in crops, collectors and other types of salaried employers in that sector, who are a mobile labor force linked to the production process. Likewise, the peasant families and community will receive a special income for the funding and support of community activities, especially with regard to their organizational and sociocultural aspects.

Basic contents of the Program

The Program should bee based on a basic consideration: The problem that is to be resolved isn't caused by coca, poppy and marijuana crops, but by the illegal uses that are given to them. In that sense, rather than combating the production, we should regulate or replace them, as appropriate. The Program doesn't support prohibitionist or interdiction policies. It rather aims at seeking a solution to the economic and social problems that have led to sectors of the peasantry to become the weakest link in a transnational capitalist enterprise of criminal character. An indisputable foundation for this solution is the voluntary and participatory nature of it and therefore, in the express political will of the rural communities to try alternative paths, in order to create conditions and ensure decent life and working conditions.

Given the above, the Program should consider two aspects:

a) A component of voluntary substitution of the illicit use of coca, poppy and marijuana crops, by promoting alternative development plans, designed in concert with the communities involved, through direct participation.

b) An additional component of voluntary substitution of illicit uses of coca, poppy and marijuana crops, through direct state intervention to regulate the production and the market, considering the food, nutritional, medicinal, therapeutic and cultural qualities, as appropriate, as well as its economic potential.

Therefore, the initial terms of the Program relate, on the one hand, to the definition of territories and areas for voluntary and agreed crop substitution. This will be done through alternative development plans. On the other hand, territories and areas in which a State-regulated production will be kept, because the producers want so. This can be done through lawful artisanal or industrial processing or through a system of State purchases. The production should be oriented to supplying the domestic market or international demand.

In each case, there should be carried out a diagnosis of the respective territory or area, according to technical parameters, in order to establish the political, organizational, social, cultural, environmental situation, as well as the provision of physical, social and institutional infrastructure. The diagnosis is based on the direct and active participation of the communities involved, in cooperation with technicians and experts in various disciplines of social, technical and natural sciences, which will be provided by the Program at the request of the communities. The diagnostic formulation should lead to the identification of the different needs of communities and the necessary infrastructure to help them.

4.1. Substitution of the illicit uses through "alternative development plans"

In the case of the territories and areas where crop substitution is decided, the diagnosis should lead to the formulation of general guidelines for "alternative development plans", their goals, objectives and priorities. The "alternative development plans" will be comprised of specific programs and investment projects developed by the communities themselves, in cooperation with technicians and experts. The programs and projects will be fully quantified to establish the total costs of the Plan and the resources that are needed to carry them out. The "alternative development plans" will have a five-year horizon and will be broken down into multi-year investment budgets, which will allow to keep track of the goals and commitments agreed with the state. In any case, they are based on the principle of gradual substitution of crops, which will be explicitly defined in verifiable annual goals.

The "alternative development plans" should help to ensure the conditions of economic, social and environmental sustainability of the respective territories and areas. Therefore, the definition of productive activities and generation of services that will replace the production of coca, poppy and marijuana are essential. Thus, the plans should promote food production, including artisanal or industrial processing including, as appropriate, to cover -first of all- the communities' demand, but also the domestic market niches, or even to supply the international market, especially from neighboring countries. Similarly, the plans should consider forms of productive linkages, seeking inter-regional networks of people's economies. The State will guarantee price support for surplus produce, regardless of fluctuations in market prices, and will develop a system of state purchases of those surpluses. The Plans will promote economic activities other than agriculture and livestock, such as industrial processing or services, according to the potential of the territories and areas. The different economic activities of the "alternative development plans" should ensure decent work and income for peasant communities and families. While economic sustainability is achieved, there will be a basic income and a communitarian compensation fund.In the case of crop workers, collectors and other types of salaried employment in that sector, a program of access to land ownership, under the terms specified in the partial agreements, should be contemplated.In any case, the "alternative development plans" will not be measured by the parameter of cost-benefit in the capitalist sense, but considering their contribution to address the problems associated with the illicit use of coca, poppy and marijuana crops.

The "alternative development plans" contain programs and projects for the provision of physical infrastructure (especially transport and communication), and social infrastructure (especially housing, health, education, culture and recreation). Similarly, programs and projects to ensure social and environmental sustainability, including the need for the environmental recovery of the territories and areas if necessary.Special attention deserves the protection of common goods such as water, biodiversity and native seeds.

All programs and projects of the "alternative development plans" will be implemented by the communities themselves and will include all necessary technical and technological assistance. In that aspect, they will represent a way of generating employment and income, which includes crop workers, collectors and other salaried employers of the sector.The "alternative development plans" will be financed with resources provided by local funds, on allocations previously agreed. These resources will be managed directly by the communities. The public funds will be managed by associations or organizations of peasant communities.

4.2. Substitution of illicit uses through state regulation of production and market

In the case of territories and areas where the voluntary substitution of the illicit uses of coca, poppy and marijuana crops is decided, through direct state intervention in order to regulate production and market, the economic basis of the "alternative development plans" is the recognition of food, nutritional, medicinal, therapeutic and cultural qualities of these crops. This, in turn, should be based on proven academic and scientific research, and existing experiences in the country and on international level. In this sense, it is about getting the most out of the economic potential of artisanal and industrial processing of these crops. The "alternative development plans" should define precisely the areas of production, which will be regulated directly by the State and communities involved in the Program. Likewise, the artisanal or industrial processing for the domestic market or international markets. In any case, the definition of production quantities will be established based on investigations on potential demand, both in the domestic market and the international market. This involves the creation of a legal market for coca, poppy and marijuana, controlled by the State through a system of price supports and government procurement.

4.3. Special Considerations on National Parks

Considering the strategic importance of the National Natural Parks System, of the environmental and ecological heritage of the Nation, and its status as common property of the Colombian people, the program will consider special conditions designed to ensure their protection and conservation. This implies the express prohibition of exploration and extraction of mining and energy sources, undertaking socio-environmental recovery or restoration of affected areas. Abstraction processes, during which irreversible changes in land use are demonstrated, as a result of productive peasant activities, including coca, poppy and marijuana crops, should be reviewed.The protection and conservation of Natural Parks don't involve relocation of peasant communities and families, but designs that make their habitat, with decent living conditions, compatible with the purposes of protection and conservation. To do this, additional complementary resources should be provided. Only exceptionally and after consultation and agreement with the communities, relocation may be considered, under conditions that should be negotiated with them, taking into consideration the principle of favorability.

The Program's financing mechanisms and instruments

Funding for the program runs entirely by the State. For this purpose, a National Fund will be created. The sources of financing of the Fund will be:

a) Allocations set out in the Investment Plan of the National Development Plan

b) Specific allocations of the general budget of the Nation

c) Resources from the General System of Royalties.

d) Resources from reduced spending on security and defense, in equal proportion to the tax savings generated by the demilitarization of territories and areas covered by the program.

e) Resources from the immediate suspension of aerial spraying programs with chemical agents, especially glyphosate, and forced eradication.

f) Contributions from the international community, especially from the consumer countries of central capitalism and its States, and also from transnational corporations and nongovernmental organizations.

g) Resources from seizures made ??to drug traffickers in Colombia and abroad.The seized property in hands of the National Narcotics Department will be part of the Fund.

h) Notwithstanding the contributions by the general budget of the Nation, on territorial and local level, the Program will have funds from regional and municipal budgets, from regions and municipalities that are committed to its implementation.The contributions of peasant communities and families will consist of work, to be paid by the State.

The resources of the National Fund shall be administered and distributed by the National Program Council, serving the purposes and objectives of the Program and the requirements of the Territorial Councils.

Territorial Funds, comprised of specific allocations from the National Fund, administered by the respective Territorial Council, and by the corresponding contributions of regional budgets will be established. The resources of the Fund will be distributed attending the requirements of the Local Councils.

Local Funds will be established, comprised of specific assignments by the Territorial Fund, administered by the respective Local Council, and by the corresponding contributions of municipal budgets. Local Fund resources will be distributed, meeting the requirements of the Communityarian Councils and Assemblies. They are in charge of the direct and autonomous management of resources, according to plans and projects identified by the communities themselves. For legal purposes, the contractual relationship that might arise will be made ??with peasant associations that represent the communities and families.

Monitoring and control

Without prejudice to the functions of monitoring and control of the Program, which will correspond to the communitarian Assemblies and Councils, Local Councils, Territorial Councils and the Program's National Council, an "international monitoring and Oversight control of the Program" will be agreed at all levels. The international control will consist of representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UNASUR, and the academic community. It will submit a semiannual report on compliance of the Program's goals and commitments and may make recommendations for improved compliance.

Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP

Published in FARC-EP
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

Joint Communique #31

Havana, Cuba, January 14, 2014

The Delegations of the Government and the FARC-EP report that:

Published in Joint Communiqués

National Program for the substitution of the illicit use of coca, poppy or marijuana crops (Summary)

Havana, Cuba, January 14, 2014

The Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP, on Tuesday January 14, made ??the proposal for a "National Program for the Substitution of the Illicit use of coca, poppy or marijuana crops". This program, in its spirit and content is based on the proposed pilot project for Cartagena del Chair?, presented by Comandante Manuel Marulanda V?lez in San Vicente, on June 16, 2000.

The outlines of the program are:

Structural transformations of rural society, which are characteristic of the socio-environmental, democratic and participatory agrarian and rural reform, demanded by the country and the dispossessed in the countryside. These transformations have been summarized in the 100 proposals presented by the FARC-EP at the dialogues.

Benefit all workers linked to the production process; strengthen peasant communities and their autonomous management of the territory; promote voluntary substitution of the illicit uses of crops, by promoting alternative development plans. The nutritional, medicinal, therapeutic and cultural qualities of these crops will be recognized.

The program should respect the right to land and territory and the importance of the Peasant Reserve Zones.

The suspension of mining or hydrocarbon exploitation that affect the territories in which they are carried out.

The creation of Local, Territorial and National Councils to diagnose, develop and implement the program.

Demilitarization of the territories and areas covered by the program. It is necessary to provide guarantees and security conditions for the peasant population and suspend aerial spraying and forced crop eradication.

The immediate revision of the current criminal policies of the state, focused on persecution, stigmatization and criminalization of peasant producers.

Alternative development plans designed by the communities, based on economic, social and environmental sustainability.

A budget with reduced spending on security and defense, on programs of aerial spraying and forced eradication. The budget should be based on contributions from the international community, on properties and money seized from drug traffickers in Colombia and other countries and, among others, on the property held by the National anti-Narcotics Department.

The program proposes an "International oversight of monitoring and control of the program" at all levels.The oversight will consist of representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UNASUR, and the academic community.

Read the complete version of the Program proposed by the FARC-EP: National Program for the substitution of the illicit use of coca, poppy or marijuana crops (complete version)

Published in News

1. What do the FARC think about the vision of the government that after a peace deal the FARC could work as coca eradicators or work on other activities to reduce coca cultivation in Colombia?

The first thing I should point out is that the FARC is a political and military organization whose primary purpose is the establishment of true democracy, peace with social justice and sovereignty.

Published in Peace Delegation

Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, December 8, 2013

LADIES and GENTLEMEN: National Association of Peasant Reserve Zone - ANZORC, National Agency of Dialogue and Agreement - MIA, Peasant Association of Catatumbo

Published in FARC-EP

Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, December 8, 2013

Comprehensive, sovereign, democratic and participatory anti-drug policy aimed at the rural poor and consumers

In developing the general guidelines of the "Anti-drug Policy for sovereignty and good living of the rural poor", the FARC-EP presented a set of proposals corresponding to the "integral, sovereign, democratic and participatory anti-drug policy, aimed at the rural poor and consumers".

Published in FARC-EP
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