Following its recent three-day visiting mission to Colombia, the Security Council adopted a presidential statement paying tribute to that country’s people for embarking on the path to peace after more than 50 years of conflict.
The Direction Command of the Transitional Zone Camarada Román Ruiz in Santa Lucía, Ituango, Antioquia, informs the public of the following:
By: Gabriel Angel , FARC-EP
In these days three women guerrillas deserted from the Transitional Zone for Normalization, Héroes de Marquetalia, located south of Tolima, near the place where the FARC was born 53 years ago.
We inform to the public and at the same time denounce before the international community who serves as guarantor of the implementation and compliance of the Havana Agreements, the presence of a paramilitary group in events that occurred as follows:
After the killings of FARC-EP members, paramilitaries systematically continue to kill their relatives. Marcos Calarcá, a representative of the guerrilla to the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MM & V), referred to Noticias Uno that "it is not a sporadic event, it is a plan; no one can develop those kind of operations of national impact without an organizational framework behind it".
Guerrillas of the Transitional Zone in Marquetalia, home of resistance, in Planadas Tolima, express their solidarity with Comrade Maicol and his dear family for the vile murder of his father Ever Criollo carried out by unknown people on the night of April 30.
The Central High Command of the FARC-EP rejects the brutal murder of two relatives of a guerrilla in south Chocó.
The Central High Command of the FARC-EP communicates to the public that on April 16, 2017 in the village of La Guayacana, Llorente, in the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño, our comrade Luis Alberto Ortiz Cabezas, Pepe, has been murdered.
In an interview with Prensa Rural, FARC-EP commander Jairo Quintero spoke about the implementation of the Final Peace Agreement signed in Havana last November.
He says it’s been four times. Then he thinks about it and says takes it back, he says that it’s been five times. Pedro does not remember very well the number of occasions that the war has forced him to move from Peña Azul, a rural settlement on the banks of the Baudó river, in the Chocó department of Colombia, surrounded by jungle, always wrapped in rain and always nailed to the mud. Like everyone in this place, he speaks in a low voice, does not say much, but by bits he manages to tell what happened in his town last March 3: which caused him and other 526 people to leave the area in stampede from one moment to another.