Colombian Government Announces Temporary Halt to Bombings of FARC Camps

March 11, 2015

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced yesterday that Army bombardments of FARC camps would be suspended for one month.  This announcement comes in recognition of FARC compliance with the unilateral ceasefire they had declared on December 18, 2014.  It also recognized progress at the peace table, including the new humanitarian accord reached this week by the government and the FARC that will initiate de-mining in some of the regions most severely affected by the scourge of land mines.  “Anti-personnel mines are a wound in the heart, a shame for Colombia, that we are going to eliminate,” declared President Santos in his statement.  View the President’s remarks here:

 

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About Ginny Bouvier

Love reading, writing, thinking, and working with people to make the world a better place. Family and friends, yoga, travel, photography, perusing dessert menus keep me sane. Latin American enthusiast. Peace practitioner yearning for justice. Heading up the Colombia program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, but tweets and posts are my own.
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