Speech by Timoleón Jiménez: Let words be the only weapon of the Colombian People

To achieve the signing of this Definitive Agreement, we Colombians have lived through more than seven decades of violence, half a century of open war, thirty-three years in peace processes, five years of debates in Havana, the disenchantment of the October 2 Plebiscite and the most historic effort to achieve the majority consensus of the nation.

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New Final Peace Agreement signed in Bogota

Read the whole speech of Comandante Timoleón Jiménez: Click here In a different scenario from the previous ceremony (on 26 September) today in the Colon Theatre of Bogota, some eight hundred guests have witnessed the signature of the new Final Peace Agreement between the FARC-EP and the Colombian Government. The »sounds« of this ceremony were also different. While in Cartagena the protocol seemed to have been very strict, here in Bogota, people didn’t seem to follow »procedures« so strictly. Indeed when the presenter announced, that after the signature it would…

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Open letter of the FARC-EP to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Mr. President: Few hours away from the signing of the Final Agreement between the Government that you preside and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC-EP, pain and indignation have forced us to address this public letter, so that you, also publicly, clarify and establish your position and commitment, not with the FARC, but with the Colombian people in general, in relation to the “Pistol Plan” that is being executed against popular leaders throughout the country.

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FARC: Peace is here to stay

1. The FARC-EP reaffirm, before Colombia and the world, that its guerrilla Fronts nationwide will remain in Final and Bilateral Ceasefire, as a necessary measure of relief to victims of the conflict, and as a sign of respect for the agreed with the National Government. 2. We call upon the social and political movement to support resolutely, through mobilisation and other forms of peaceful expression, the Final Agreement for the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace. Peace in Colombia is a constitutional right and a mandatory duty, which must…

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Peace of Colombia is the Peace of Our America

Over two thousand people took part to the ceremony for the signing of the Final Peace Agreement in Cartagena, Colombia. After the National Anthem, the signature: first to sign was Comandante Timochenko, leader of the FARC-EP followed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The signing was followed by the speech by Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. On the stage, together with Timochenko and Santos were several heads of State, such as Cuban president, Raul Castro. In Cuba the peace process developed and talks took place for the…

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Installation Speech of Comandante Timoleon Jimenez in the X National Guerrilla Conference

Comrades: We are gathered here, after fifty-two continuous years of political and military confrontation with the Colombian State, with the purpose of carrying out our Tenth National Conference, the highest democratic event contemplated in our Statutes. In addition to the Central High Command and its Secretariat, vote elected delegates from Guerrilla Assemblies performed in each Front, Column, Company and Guerrilla are here present. A representation as broad as possible of all guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People’s Army.

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Communiqué On First Front of the FARC-EP

With regard to the statement released by the media, in which some former members of First Front express their decision to divert from the Peace Process that is underway in Havana, the High Command of Jorge Briceño Block of the FARC-EP reports to the public opinion: The FARC-EP is a political-military organization of revolutionary character, in which each squad or basic unit is also a political cell. The latter is the instance of democratic debates within our organization, complemented by the General Assemblies of Guerrillas, balance meetings and finally the…

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Pathways for revolution and socialism are still being explored

In an extremely synthetic way, given the space limitations, we could marshal the main criticisms launched from the radical left against the peace process in Havana and against the FARC-EP in simple formulas, in the idea of ​​establishing their degrees of validity and relevance. Apparently, for some sectors, we, the champions of armed insurgency and violent revolution, have now become reformists, traitors and simple social democrats.

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