The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army sends to all the Colombian people, its social and civic organizations and its social and community leaders, the most sincere and fraternal greetings on the occasion of the New Year.
The Central High Command of the FARC-EP informs to the public opinion, the Tripartite Monitoring and Verification Mechanism and social organizations throughout the country that it has decided to separate Gentil Duarte, Euclides Mora, John Cuarenta, Giovanny Chuspas and Julián Chollo from its ranks, who until a few days ago performed tasks of command in the organization. This decision is by motivated their recent conduct, which has led them to contradict our political-military line.
Thanks to the clamor of the Colombian people and as a product of the unwavering will for peace of the parties, last November 12 we signed a definitive Agreement for the end of the conflict. We are convinced that this is a victory for our combatants, the social and popular movement and all the democratic sectors of the country that love Peace.
Our cordial greetings to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, and through him, to comandantes Fidel and Raul who generously offered their territory and the necessary logistics so that we, Colombians, could resolve our differences;
From the scope of revolutionary sectors in Colombia, today is the day to show the rest of the country the national day of the Political Detainees as a tribute reminder that on October 15, 1973, in the city of Medellin, union leader LUIS CARLOS CARDENAS ARBELÁEZ was captured and later executed.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) deeply regret that the destructive power of those who sow hatred and rancor have influenced the opinion of the Colombian population.
X National Guerrilla Conference – Comandante Manuel Marulanda Vélez
The war is over, let´s all build peace!
The delegate guerrillas of all structures of the FARC-EP throughout the national territory that came from the depths of Colombia, gathered at the X Conference that was held from the 17th to the 23rd of September this year at Brisas del Diamante in the Savannas of Yarí, send to the Colombian people and society in general our fraternal and cordial compatriot greeting. At the same time we declare that:
With regard to the statement released by the media, in which some former members of First Front express their decision to divert from the Peace Process that is underway in Havana, the High Command of Jorge Briceño Block of the FARC-EP reports to the public opinion: