The group of Medicine Students for International Peace is born within the Latin American School of Medicine, nurtured by students from Colombia and different countries who are present in the alma mater and share ideas of progress, development and peace. Understanding the latter as the solution to the conditions that give rise to conflicts.
It is with extreme pain and indignation that we received the news of the murder of two of our comrades in the municipality of Peque, in western Antioquia.
The UN Verification Mission in Colombia condemns murder of Wilman Asprilla Allim and Ansel Montoya Ibarra, FARC political party members that were participating in electoral activities in the municipality of Peque, in the department of Antioquia.
Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, our cordial greeting and recognition of the efforts you are making for the peace of Colombia and the world.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has traveled on Saturday, 13 January 2018, to Bogotá, Colombia, for an official visit to the country to support peace efforts.
The Nobel Prize candidate in Economics, Albert Berry, says in his recent book "Advance and Failure in the Colombian Agriculture, XX and XXI Centuries" that by the year 1936 "the big landowners mounted a sophisticated campaign against the government that showed the hostility of the elite towards any intervention by the State in matters related to the land, stating that the Government was trying to destroy private property and warned about the threat of a revolution."
The UN High Commissioner refused the declarations by Colombian senior state officials who told the media that murders of leaders Community and human rights defenders "are due to skirmish, fights among neighbors and illicit rents”.
Dear President Santos,
The organizations and/or people below, write to you in order to request the mediation and/or handling of the procedures of a request for the repatriation of Juvenal Ovidio Ricardo Palmera Pineda (Simón Trinidad), prisoner in the United States.