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FARC-EP Urges to Avert War in Colombia

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army guerrila (FARC-EP) urged today to avert war in Colombia and make progress in the descalation of conflict, as they decried the bombing at the guerrila on May 21. It is urgent to comply with the mandate of the agenda for the talks for peace in Colombia regarding the solution of the issue of paramilitarism and its final dismantling.

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FARC: Legal Framework for Peace Must Derive from Joint Analysis

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Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) said today in Cuba that a Legal Framework for Peace in that South American nation must be a result of analysis and joint decisions. In a statement read by the guerrilla delegation member Pablo Catatumbo, the FARC-EP alluded to the agreement with that objective that has been debated several months ago for many entities of the State powers of that South American country.

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FARC-EP Presented in Havana Proposals for State Restructuring

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Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) presented today in Cuba about 11 minimum proposals for the democratic restructuring of the State and political reform in the South American country. Prior to the beginning of another day of peace talks with the government of Juan Manuel Santos, the guerrilla

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FARC-EP, Colombian Gov’t Resume Peace Talks

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Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and that country’s government will resume talks today aiming at achieving peace after more than 50 years of armed confrontation. After a month of an active break, as the parties defined in a joint communiqué, the representative of the guerrilla and of the government of Juan Manuel Santos return to Havana’s International Conference Center, usual venue of peace talks.

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FARC-EP Determined to Achieve Peace, Says Ivan Marquez

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Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The peace delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) confirmed in this capital its commitment to ending the armed conflict in that country, while ruling out adapting the dialogue with the Government to fit the election campaign. “The FARC guerrillas are here in Havana determined to reach an agreement with the government, for the country’s sake, with citizen participation.

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Changes in Education and Science for Development, FARC-EP Says

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Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The democratic transformation of the Colombian countryside involves changes in education, science, and technology, the guerrilla representation in peace talks with the government of that country said today in this capital. About this issue, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) released six minimum proposals to improve the situation in these areas, in which dozens of previous proposals are included to promote agriculture and rural development.

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FARC Leader Praises Chavez’s Role in Peace Negotiations

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Buenos Aires, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Had it not been for Comandante (Hugo) Chavez, the FARC would have never have put its trust in a dialogue with the extreme right-wing government of Juan Manuel Santos, said the leader of that insurgent force today, Jesus Santrich. More images in: Photos PL Venezuela’s role in the talks currently underway in Havana between the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army) and the Colombian government “has been fundamental,” he emphasized.

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FARC Reaffirms Commitment to Land Access in Colombia

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Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) reaffirmed here today its commitment to help Colombian peasants gain their long-desired access to land. Ivan Marquez, head of the FARC-EP delegation involved in peace talks with representatives of the Colombian government, said in a statement that the FARC will spare no effort at the negotiation table, and hopes that government will not consider “kicking over the table.”

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Continuam diálogos de paz na Colômbia enfocados no tema agrário

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Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the government of that country continue today in the capital, after a new call for the guerrillas to cease bilateral hostilities. At the Havana’s Conference Center, permanent venue of the conversations, the parties come to this third day of talks of this fifth cycle, while the issue of truce comes to light again not only in Havana but also in Colombia, where the armed conflict has already intensified in several areas of the country for more than 50 years.

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FARC-EP, Gov’t Talks Continue Normally

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Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) said Wednesday that the peace talks with the government continue normally and “no one has stood up or formally threatened to withdraw. “In a statement from the general staff read in this capital by FARC-EP member Marco Leon Calarca, the insurgency said that, on the contrary, both parties are working in search of points for an approach on agricultural issues.