The news not only filled with satisfaction all those who for so many years fought to make it a reality, but all the people of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America, who recognize in him as one of the most courageous fighters for their rights.
In the FARC-EP we have always felt a deep admiration for those people who dedicate their lives to working for the independence and self-determination of their peoples, for social justice amid deeply unequal societies, for the real application of democratic principles and for Peace for all peoples of the world. That is why we feel as part of the victory in this long struggle undertaken by so many men, women, and organizations throughout the world.
Congratulations, Oscar López Rivera, for your freedom, for your courage and consequence subjected to the hardest tests, for the lesson of faith in the just ideas you give to humanity. It would have excited us even more if you liberty had been joined by that of our revolutionary cadre Simon Trinidad, who was also imprisoned unjustly in the United States. It was not possible, the effort will continue. History shows that only those who struggle without rest are the ones who succeed.
Central High Command of the FARC-EP