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Gabriel Ángel is writer and guerrilla fighter of the FARC-EP
Monday, 31 October 2016 00:00

Portraits of Alfonso Cano I

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Victoria Sandino: To talk about Comrade Alfonso is to talk about love

In the morning of Wednesday the 28th, before heading for Havana, Father Carlos, a Jesuit, director of Villa Claver, the spiritual retreat house where we were staying on our trip to Cartagena, asked all present FARC delegates to gather in order to take a picture. With him and all the staff that works at the house.

And so the Havana Final Agreement was signed, this time in earnest, with no possibility for either of the parties to back down. It is final, and, above opponents of all sizes, nothing can stop the effects of the agreement. The armed struggle of the FARC is over, henceforth our only weapon is the word, said Timo with energy. And so it will.

Today we went to the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in Havana. When walking through the door I could not help but to remember my international law teacher at the National University. By a fiction of law, the headquarters of embassies are considered part of the national territory, thus having inviolability status. I told myself that I was in Colombia, and so it was.

Thursday, 11 August 2016 00:00

The silences of the real enemies of peace

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From the darkest of caves, violent attacks emerge against the possibility of reaching the end of the armed conflict in Colombia, that is, from violence in rural and urban areas, from piles of corpses, from the wounded and mutilated, the murdered by paramilitarism, the dispossessed of their land, the forcibly displaced persons, the prisoners, the disappeared, the exiled and the threatened. It's incredible, but the shouting of those opposed to peace are deafening.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:00

Nobody sees what they don’t want to see

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Perhaps for some sectors of the left, what has been more difficult to understand about the current peace process in Havana and the signed agreements, is related to the agreement on justice and abandonment of arms. The hue and cry is, on one hand; how can a guerrilla movement such as the FARC accept for their actions to be judged by a court, and on the other, how can it agree, just like that, on the abandonment of arms?

This chronicle relates the conversation between Gabriel Ángel (FARC-EP guerrilla combatant and writer) and a Cuban citizen.

Monday, 09 May 2016 16:50

After 71 years of the Nazi defeat

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The economic model is not under discussion. There is therefore a decision to defend it above everything and against anyone if necessary.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

The FARC-EP at the park Victor Hugo in Havana

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The whole Peace Delegation, led by the Commander in Chief, will go to the Park Victor Hugo, to pay tribute to Irish patriot Bobby Sands who died on hunger strike 5 May 1981, his death followed by that of 9 comrades protesting agains the British government.

The FARC-EP published an extensive chronicle on their website www.farc-ep.co, describing the life of “El Paisa”, showing that “things generally aren’t what they seem like, investigate and understand them is much more useful than shoot and slander (…)”.