The Block Martin Caballero of the FARC-EP reports:
1. The population of the rural area of the municipality of La Paz, department of Cesar, is bewildered, confused, worried and frightened because of the intense operations carried out by troops of the Tenth Armored Brigade. Villagers and guerrillas wonder now what is their desire for peace and the origin of these contradictions.
Report from the Block Jorge Suárez Briceño:
On May 5 there was a combat with the army that was advancing towards our rearguard. The events occurred from 3 PM in La Hoya de Varela, jurisdiction of the municipality of Uribe Meta with Fronts 51 and 53.
Today May 7, leader of the FARC-EP Timoleón Jiménez published eight tweets on his account, denouncing military operations by the army over the whole country and pressure from the national government to sign a ceasefire quickly.
East-Colombia, May 4, 2016
Dr. Luis Carlos Villegas, Defense Minister
General Command of the Armed Forces
Havana, November 9, 2015
The Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP greets the 70th Anniversary of the World Federation of Democratic Youth. WFDY is part of the progressive cumulative of peoples of the world fighting for a lasting peace.
Report from Havana, November 8, 2015
Havana, Cuba - The Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP had a meeting on Saturday with representatives of the monitoring organizations of the unilateral ceasefire. At 11 o?clock Sunday, they held a press conference, in which they assured that the first goal for now is to ?preserve the unilateral ceasefire declared by the FARC on July 20".
The Central High Command of the FARC-EP publicly expresses its concern about the apparent escalation of military operations in different areas of the country, which recently claimed the lives of four guerrillas and the capture of 2 wounded guerrilla fighters, and which threatens to make the unilateral ceasefire, declared by the FARC-EP on July 20 this year, unsustainable. Military operations that are contrary to the spirit of the agreement entitled ?Expedite in Havana and De-escalate in Colombia," signed by the parties on July 12.
Report from Havana, October 4, 2015
Havana, Cuba - Today, comandante Pastor Alape spoke about the issues of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, the third point on the Agenda End of Conflict and the development of the unilateral ceasefire.
?In spite of serious concerns about military operations in Colombia?
The FARC-EP?s Secretariat, represented by Carlos Antonio Lozada, read an open letter to the Broad Front for peace and other organizations in charge of monitoring the unilateral ceasefire.
On Saturday July 18, the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP had a meeting with representatives of the organizations that will verify the unilateral ceasefire, which was ordered today by the insurgency to all its units through a communiqu?. The ceasefire will start on the 20th at 00:00.