1- We vehemently reject the infamous bombing and subsequent capture of several fellows of the ELN that occurred last December 31st, in Montecristo Sur de Bolivar, when they were preparing their new year celebration.
2- We know from own experience that these attacks don’t contribute in any manner to pave the way for peace, and much less to undermine the will of the guerrillas and a people that welcome armed and popular resistance with sympathy and hope.
3- We demand of the community of Montecristo and of the South of Bolivar all their solidarity with the fellow of the ELN; and of the national government to cease immediately military operations and bombings that not only defer hopes of a stable and complete peace for the country, but also affect the peasant communities of the region.
4- Only the political and negotiated solution can seal this dark stage of war and violence against our people.
5- That the dialogues in Quito, Ecuador with the fellows of the ELN be resumed without conditions, in order to reach a lasting peace with social justice to which the revolutionary guerrillas have always aspired.
FARC-EP Magdalena Medio Block - Unidad Centro