The war and violence that have lashed the way of the people since the beginning of time, do not correspond to what many call human nature.
According to Alejandra Gaviria, a member of the Victims of State Crimes Movement (MOVICE for its acronym in Spanish), the Special Peace Jurisdiction established in the Peace Agreement signed between the FARC-EP and the Colombia Government is an extremely important tool that will allow the country to pay off its historical debt with the fulfillment of the rights of the victims of the conflict.
The armed conflict in Colombia has left a series of victims from all parties of the conflict; on the contrary to what mainstream media and political discourse make believe, numerous investigations have shown that the vast majority of victims of the armed conflict have been caused by paramilitary and State violence rather than that of the insurgencies.
In a public act in the neighborhood of La Chinita, located in San Jose de Apartadó in the Urabá region of Antioquia, Iván Márquez on behalf of the FARC-EP recognized the organization's responsibility regarding a situation that resulted in the death of 35 civilians.
At a ceremonial act in the city of Cartagena in presence of national and international guests from all over the world, the FARC-EP and the National Government have officially signed the Final Peace Agreement after 52 continuous years of armed confrontation between the parties.
Havana, Cuba. August 24, 2016
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Government of Colombia reached a Final Peace Agreement after almost 4 years of Peace Talks.
With regard to yesterday's insane and tragic events in Orlando, Florida, where more than 50 people were killed and another 53 were wounded, the Secretariat of the FARC-EP expresses its solidarity with the people of the United States, especially with the families of the victims.
Peace and comprehensive reconciliation of all Colombians also includes truth and justice about the disappeared by agents of the State.
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April 9 has been proclaimed Day of the Victims in Colombia and on Saturday thousands took to the street to remember and pay tribute to the more than 300,000 people killed during the conflict in this country, as well as six million displaced people and 45,000 missing people.