Peace talks to continue through congressional elections

Posted on Mar 3 2014 - 9:23am by Rico
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The peace delegation of Colombia’s oldest living rebel group, the FARC, announced that they will continue to negotiate with the Colombian government through the congressional elections scheduled to begin Sunday March 9.

FARC negotiator, Jesus Emilio Carvajalino, alias “Andres Paris,” said that their proposal to continue negotiating will “enrich all of the political processes that are happening in Colombia,” according to local media.

Paris recounted during his speech on Sunday that during the course of these peace talks that have been going on since November 2012, the FARC has brought nearly 250 proposals to the negotiating table.

The guerrilla leader continued to say that these proposals “can articulate perfectly the banners of the distinct political sectors that strive for power in these elections.”

Currently the two delegations are discussing the problem of illicit drugs, the third of six agenda items to be tackled at peace talks going on in Havana, Cuba. This is the fourth historic round of peace talks in Colombia’s history with the FARC.


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