FARC questions lack of guarantees for ex-combatants in northwestern region of Colombia


BOGOTÁ (Sputnik) – Leaders of the Colombian left-wing Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) denounced the lack of guarantees that the Government gives to former combatants of the former FARC guerrillas, after the assassinations of former leaders of that group in the northeast of the country .

“The displacement of families in the process of reinstatement of Ituango [Antioquia, noroeste] shows the ineffectiveness of a failed government in the face of the implementation of the agreements [de paz] and the peace will of the vast majority of ex-guerrillas committed to reconciliation, “said FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño, ‘Timochenko’, on his Twitter account.

On January 30, after a meeting in which they analyzed the guarantees for their reinstatement, about 60 ex-guerrillas who remain in the former Territorial Training and Reincorporation Space (ETCR) of the Santa Lucia village, in the municipality of Ituango, decided leave the place together with their families in a maximum of two months.

As indicated, the decision is due to the lack of support to boost productive processes, but above all to the murders of 12 ex-combatants in recent months, the most recent on January 28, when armed men fired on the demobilized Darío Herrera on a highway Township.

Victoria Sandino, senator for the FARC party, wrote on January 31 on Twitter that “it is an alert for the country the situation that is currently happening in the Ituango ETCR: most of those who live there decide to leave the area for lack of guarantees to remain in the territory, after the murder of a partner in that ETCR two days ago. ”

Before the announcement of the ex-combatants, the state Agency for the Reincorporation and Standardization (ARN) indicated that the population of 89 people accredited as exFARC who maintain in the ETCR of Saint Lucia, their families and 22 people of the community “remain in their process of social and economic reincorporation with institutional support “.

According to that agency, on February 3 a visit to the area will be carried out by the Presidential Councilor for Stabilization, Emilio José Archila, and the director of the ARN, Andrés Stapper, in order to continue this process and analyze , among other issues, the security of ex-combatants.


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