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“It is possible to achieve peace with dignity for all concerned”

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Remarks by Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations Organization, at the signing ceremony of the agreements on a bilateral, final ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities, the laying down of arms, and guarantees of security reached between the government of Colombia and FARC-EP, Havana, June 23, 2016, “Year 58 of the Revolution.”

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Timoleón Jiménez: May this be the last day of war

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“May this be the last day of war,” were the words FARC Comandante Timoleón Jiménez chose to begin his comments following the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the Colombian government, going on to recall former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who he described as “a warrior for peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, without whose valuable initiative and efforts, this historic event would not have been possible.”

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Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba about the Agreement between the Colombian government and ELN

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the agreement reached today between the government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), as a result of which the process of exploratory talks between the two parties has successfully concluded, in which Cuba participated as an Accompanying Country.

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Aid Promised by Obama to Colombia Described as Poor

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The Colombian Communist Party (PCC) described today as poor the aid U.S. President, Barack Obama, promised to support the post-conflict in the Andean country, while questioned the motivations of that offer.

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Colombian government representatives headed to Cuba to resume peace talks

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Colombian government spokespeople will arrive today, January 12, to Havana to resume peace talks with FARC-EP rebels, which could see greater progress made toward reaching a final agreement, reported Caracol Radio. According to President Juan Manuel Santos himself, the Colombian government intends to establish a type of permanent commission, to replace the current cyclical model, which will work continuously until a peace accord is signed.

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Colombian Government and FARC Sign Historic Deal on Victims of Conflict

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Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Army of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government forces signed an agreement this Tuesday on the issue of victims of armed conflict, within the framework of the peace talks. The pact is the fourth major agreement between the parties during the peace negotiations in Havana since 2012. Other big deals covered land issues and rural development, political participation of the insurgency and drug trafficking.

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FARC-EP suspends arms and munitions purchases

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The guerilla commander explained on his Twitter account that he had issued the order to suspend the purchase of arms and munitions on September 30. He also made a call to reduce the intensity of the military conflict, which has caused the death of some 300,000 Colombians over the course of half a century.

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Peace process begins to heal wounds

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After almost three years, the Colombian peace process currently underway has made important advances on the issue of reparations for victims and the search for the truth, two topics vital to the post-conflict phase. According to ¡Basta ya! (Enough Already!) Colombia: Memories of War and Dignity, of the National Center for Historical Memory. (CNMH), the over 50 year war, one of the longest in the region, has resulted in the displacement of six million people, 220,000 dead, and almost 30,000 kidnapped.

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CELAC welcomes agreement signed by Colombian government and the FARC-EP

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The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) expressed it’s satisfaction with the agreement on transitional justice signed this Wednesday in Havana. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) welcomed the agreement on transitional justice signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) this Wednesday in Havana, as part of the peace process seeking to put an end to the armed conflict in the country.

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Colombia is advancing along the path to peace

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President Juan Manuel Santos in Havana, yesterday September 23, for the signing of a key section of the peace accord to end the Colombian conflict, said that he expects the negotiation process between his government and the FARC-EP to be completed within six months.