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FARC-EP y Gobierno colombiano avanzan en acuerdos para la paz
an article by Prensa Latina

La insurgencia colombiana y el Gobierno de ese país anunciaron hoy aquí (11 abril, La Habana) avances en la construcción de acuerdos para la solución del problema de las drogas ilícitas.

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En declaración conjunta emitida esta mañana durante el cierre del XXIII ciclo de negociaciones de paz, las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) y su contraparte dijeron que comparten visiones sobre la erradicación definitiva de ese fenómeno.

Afirmaron que la solución debe estar enmarcada en la Reforma Rural Integral y elaborarse de manera conjunta, con la participación de las comunidades en el diseño, ejecución, seguimiento, control y evaluación de las acciones.

Las partes reiteraron la invitación al pueblo colombiano a participar con sus propuestas en las discusiones de la mesa de diálogos, instalada en La Habana desde noviembre de 2012.

Además, agradecieron Cuba y Noruega, países garantes de las negociaciones; y a Chile y Venezuela, acompañantes del proceso, por el apoyo constante en el transcurso de las pláticas.

Informaron que retomarán el trabajo en la mesa el 24 de abril.

La cuestión de las drogas ilícitas es el tercer tema en tratarse de una agenda de seis puntos.

Las FARC-EP y el Gobierno han arribado a acuerdos parciales relacionados con el desarrollo agrario y la participación política.

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What is happening in Colombia, Is peace possible?

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The force of non-violence constrains the force of arms!

Colombia - the force of peaceful resistance -
At the beginning of July, the rebels of the armed revolutionary forces of Colombia (FARC) kidnapped a 51 year old Swiss, and his Colombian assistant who worked in the Indian communities of Cauca province where they were setting up development projects by building schools and community production enterprises.

The news of the kidnapping was spread through all the villages and 2000 Indians set out to pursue the 400 guerillas. They reached them at an elevation of over 4000 meters (12,000 feet), encircled them, and without any weapon, constrained them to release the 2 hostages! (After 2 days, the hostages were released).

This release, obtained through "peaceful resistance" has raised a national debate: the possibility of resisting violence without needing to use weapons has demonstrated the effectiveness of human solidarity movements.

"I will return, and I will then be millions" prophesied the Aymara Indian leader Tapak Katari, in 1781, at the time of his execution by the Spanish conquistadors.

100 million in 1492, the Indians were no more than 4,5 million one century and half later. Currently there are 44 million Indians populating Latin America.

In spite of their great diversity, the Indian movements take on more and more importance. In Ecuador, Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico or Colombie they are opposed to the neoliberal system that governs the Americas, while protesting against the imposition of the American economic market. . ...more.

This report was posted on 14 abril 2014.