FARC-EP: The Hoax Against Jesús Santrich

Campaign Page: Free Santrich, Save Peace in Colombia The history Jesús Santrich is a prominent protagonist of the peace talks that built the Final Agreement for the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace in Colombia. He is a member of the Committee for the Follow-up, Promotion and Verification of the Implementation (CSIVI), representative to…

FARC-EP: About the Parliamentary Elections

With respect to the parliamentary elections held on March 11, the People’s Alternative Revolutionary Force-FARC, DECLARES: 1.- Once again we fully complied with the Havana agreements as to our commitments on political participation, despite having had to conduct an election campaign in the midst of immense and very diverse difficulties, widely known by the public…

FARC-EP: We Will Continue to Fight for a New Colombia

The People’s Alternative Revolutionary Force declare that: 1.We decided to participate in the electoral process in response to our commitment to the Havana Agreements, despite the fact that the Congress of the Republic prevented the implementation of a political-electoral reform to the clientelist, corrupt and mafioso regime that rules the country; to which was added…

Colombia: Timochenko and His Presidential Vision

See Rodrigo Londoño’s opening campaign speech Farooque Chowdhury The renewed initiative for a peaceful and decent Colombia is facing fatal hurdles as assassinations and assaults are being unleashed against the Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Commons, FARC, the political party formed by the former guerrilla leaders and activists. Blood of progressive activists is being spilled…

Amid Peace Talks, Two More Social Leaders Assassinated in Colombia

Several social movements in the region have denounced the death of the two leaders. Orlando Gruesa, an ex-FARC member, was working to help campesinos in the region transition from growing illicit coca crops to other alternatives. | Photo: Twitter/ Coccam Amid peace talks between the National Liberation Army, ELN, and the Colombian government, two more…

Colombia: FARC Suspends Political Campaign Amid Safety Concerns

Colombia’s Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Commons, FARC, the former rebel group turned political party, have temporarily suspended their presidential and legislative campaign due to increased threats and attacks on its members. Rodrigo Londoño, also known as Timochenko, the former head of the rebel group, who launched a presidential bid in January, has been confronted…