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2010-04-22

Paraguayan president requests ‘state of exception’ to fight local terrorist group

By Marta Escurra for Infosurhoy.com—22/04/2010

Measure would be in place for Northern provinces of the country, where terror group EPP operates

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Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, left, and Miguel Carrizosa, the president of the congress, want congress to declare a “state of exception” in the fight against the terrorist group the Paraguayan People’s Army. (Marta Escurra for Infosurhoy.com)

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, left, and Miguel Carrizosa, the president of the congress, want congress to declare a “state of exception” in the fight against the terrorist group the Paraguayan People’s Army. (Marta Escurra for Infosurhoy.com)

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – President Fernando Lugo has requested congress decree a “state of exception” in the Northern provinces of the South American nation, where the country’s intelligence unit says cells of the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP for its acronym in Spanish) operate.

The measure is allowed by the Constitution and permits the apprehension of those accused of participating in activities that caused the government to declare a state of exception, which allows law enforcement to work alongside the armed forces.

The request was triggered by the two recent gunfights between EPP operatives and police in the departments of Alto Paraguay and Concepción. In one, police wounded Severiano Martínez, one of the rebel group’s leaders, but he managed to escape. In the other, three peasants and one police officer were killed in a raid from which the rebels were able to flee.

“We request that this bill be discussed as an urgent matter,” Lugo said in a media conference at the country’s congressional building. “The request is an answer to the feeling of uncertainty, to the highest levels of criminality and the lack of security.”

Lugo said legislators “have the absolute freedom to approve, reject or remake” the bill.

If approved, the state of exception will be in place in the departments of Concepción, Amambay, Alto Paraguay, Presidente Hayes and San Pedro.

“[We are aware that] at the international level, this bill will be controversial,” said Miguel Ángel López Perito, Lugo’s chief of staff. “But you have to understand the reality of the country to understand this request.”

The EPP began operating in 2001 as the Movimiento Patria Libre but has since transformed into a political party, with some of its members picking up arms under the name EPP.

The EPP is accused of more than 20 kidnappings, including that of Cecilia Cubas, daughter of former Paraguayan president Raúl Cubas, in 2004. They also are suspected by officials in the abduction of businessman Fidel Zavala, who was taken from his ranch in San Pedro in October 2009. Zavala was released Jan. 17.

Miguel Carrizosa, president of the congress, said it was unclear how the bill will be discussed, but added that “in all past crises, the parliament has given its support.”

Sen. Julio César Velázquez, from the opposition Colorado party, said that his organization “will support the measure.”

“We will do anything necessary to guarantee the security of all Paraguayans,” he said.

Government officials in the security sector support Lugo’s proposal.

“EPP has operated for [almost] 10 years in Paraguay and has grown stronger,” Carmelo Caballero, the country’s vice minister for internal security said. “This bill will help us find and capture the leaders of this organization.”

Police forces are searching for Martínez, who has been trained to survive in extreme conditions, which include being wounded, Caballero said.

“He was trained in Colombia by the [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia],” Caballero said.

Paraguayan prosecutors believe there are links between the two terrorist organizations based on e-mails received by their counterparts in Colombia referring to the expansion of the FARC in the southern cone.

“A group [of Paraguayan guerrillas] went to be trained in Colombia,” said Alejo Vera, the prosecutor of the country’s anti-kidnapping unit. “They learned kidnapping techniques. Now, they wear the same type of camouflaged uniforms, they use similar weapons and they follow the manual of terrorism word-for-word.”

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  1. JULIO 10/13/2010

    THE FARC ARE LIKE A DAMN PLAGUE THAT WHEREVER IT GOES IT KILLS EVERYTHING, AND EVEN MORE STUPID ARE THOSE WHO FOLLOW THEIR ORDERS THEY ARE PRACTICALLY SLAVES BECAUSE THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE A SALARY, AND THE COMMANDERS LIVE OFF OF THEM, LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO MONO JOJOY NO FAMILY AND WHO KNOWS WHERE HE'LL BE BURIED IT'S SAD ISN'T IT, BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY GET AND WHOEVER MISBEHAVES, THEY WILL NEVER BE IN POWER BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE THE GLORIOUS NATIONAL ARMY FOR LONG LIVE COLOMBIA AND LONG LIVE THE NATIONAL ARMY

  2. colombiano de corazónlas 10/09/2010

    People who agree with Chávez or the FARC, EP or in other words enemies of the People are those who are lazy who like to be subjected to a regime. or maybe to the market that they are given monthly. My question is, what is a person who agrees with Chávez doing in Colombia?

  3. verenice 10/09/2010

    The soul of war is in our politicians, it is convenient for them that the FARC exists, I am almost 60 years old and the Colombian people are still being deceived thinking that every 4 years I’m sorry every 8 years, that the promises of each appointed pillager has to do with peace…they are the incarnation of the pure truth…The FARC will not die they are and they will be peasants killed by other peasants in the Army, we kill each other and they take us by the nose and take us wherever they want…and we yell long live the war and we go into other countries to kill like we did in Ecuador and we morbidly publish photos of dead guerrilla fighters in the newspapers as a symbol of Colombian triumph… and our illustrious homeland thieves laugh in our faces, and spit on the misery of our ignorance… and they say that supposedly dialogue doesn’t work, as if the war worked, and our children do not have food or education or work, but without a doubt, they are patriots…they are capable of getting themselves killed for the highest ideal of our youth: turn a peasant into a guerrilla fighter.. kill him and get the reward that’s how you can buy groceries my son.. easy, isn’t it? Filthy little politicians you are responsible for the blood of our sons. Sincerely, a Colombian mother. Women, why do we keep giving birth to children for the war?

  4. ciudadano de colombia 10/06/2010

    The FARC call themselves the army of the people, but they are nothing more than murdering terrorists, drug traffickers, they kill they recruit children and women, they damage oil pipelines electrical towers, they kidnap, the steal from the civilian population, that is not the army of the people they are murderers, accomplices of Chávez and Piedad Córdoba who betrayed the homeland, guerrilla fighter long live the Colombian army, long live we the good people who are the majority in Colombia

  5. CHUCHO 10/02/2010

    THE FARC are a scourge on society. Those who support them are criminals, the private individuals as well as the governments. There should be a Law that the government that supports the FARC, ETA and other idiots, being rejected absolutely by free people. Watch out Chavez and the rest of his friends!

  6. yeisson 09/30/2010

    I say the most corrupt are the politicians they are the biggest drug traffickers they are the most paramilitary they don’t care about anybody or have you forgotten the money that Felipe Arias stole with his whole group money that was for the people in the countryside and they didn’t give them anything and to reward him they sent him to Italy what a crock don’t throw dirty water on the FARC because they aren’t at fault we have to start with the white collar people why don’t you talk about Uribe, the pope of the paramilitary groups and owner of half of Colombia and the wealthiest sons of this country why don’t you talk about that, huh? Sincerely a Colombian who sees both sides of the coin

  7. alfonso campo 09/29/2010

    I think that as long as there is social injustice there will be people who will raise up against it, but it is time to begin thinking about carrying out a democratic revolution, in other words, aspire to popular political positions, for electing and to be elected to, the evil ones, the governmental terrorists (central government) can be beaten with government programs the people create and believe that they can get there this way, I think this conflict can end with resocialization under clear conditions and with international observers to guarantee, the survival of those who choose to enter into civilian life, so that what happened to the UP or the M19 does not happen, whose greatest leaders were done away with, who could become president, Alfonso Pizarro, Bernardo Jaramillo, to name a few.

  8. 09/29/2010

    For me, Uribe, Santos and the FARC are all murderers, hypocrites who only think of themselves and do not think of the people.

  9. jose 09/28/2010

    Those who recruit children for the war are criminals they are the rats who hide in burrows who kill innocent people who destroy the young people all over the world with drug trafficking that is why I agree that they should be resocialized into civilian life OR DIE WITH TONS OF EXPLOSIVES

  10. pitico 09/28/2010

    Long live the FARC-EP in Colombia and where a member of the FARC goes, there are those who don’t take advantage of the FARC I wish everyone thought like they do Colombia would be different live with the FARC and Colombia will be a different country to all the comrades my revolutionary regards from someone who supports you keep on fighting for what you want don’t let them manipulate you stand your ground so you don’t fall down long live the FARC-EP until victory forever

  11. emil antermina 09/27/2010

    AT THIS VERY MOMENT I AM A VERY HAPPY PERSON, JUST LIKE ME THERE ARE IN COLOMBIA MANY WHO HAVEN’T STOPPED CELEBRATING THE DEATH OF THE BANDIT WHO CALLED HIMSELF “MONO JOJOY” THE VERY MEN OF HIS WHO HE TRAINED TO KILL, AND WHO LEARNED FROM THE SAME THE AMBITION FOR MONEY; THEY SOLD HIM FOR FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. CONGRATULATIONS GUERRILLA FIGHTERS, YOU FOUR ARE THE NEW OLIGARCHS AGAINST WHOM YOUR COMMANDERS FIGHT SO VEHEMENTLY. IN THIS SAME WAY PASTOR ALAPE, ALFONSO CANO, TIMOCHENCO SOLD OUT. DON IVAN MARQUES STAY IN VENEZUELA. WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO GET TO COLOMBIA BECAUSE WE, THE DEMOBILIZED MEN FROM THE 14 AND 15TH FRONTS, ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING YOU LEFT HANGING IN REMOLINOS DEL CAGUAN, THE BILLIARDS EL CAFETO. GENTLEMEN STATESMEN YOU ARE INFILTRATED BY THEIR PEOPLE, THERE IS NO WORSE ENEMY THAN THE ONE IN YOUR OWN HOME. YOU ARE GOING TO DO AWAY WITH YOURSELVES. IT’S YOUR TURN NOW, JUST AS THE GREAT EMPIRES FALL FROM WITHIN FROM THE WEAKEST PART, EVEN IF YOU PRETEND YOUR WALLS ARE INDESTRUCTIBLE. I SAY TO YOU THAT IT WASN’T SEVEN DEAD WHO WENT WITH LUIS SUARES GO AND COUNT HEADS. THERE ARE MORE THAN 89 WHAT A FEAST THE VULTURES HAD I INVITE ALL THE GUERRILLA FIGHTERS WHO FIGHT DAY BY DAY IN EXCHANGE FOR NOTHING IN EXCHANGE FOR WHAT COMMANDER IN THE MIDST OF HIS PARANOIA WHO WILL ORDER YOU TO BE SHOT. SURRENDER OR TURN HIM IN AND GET THE REWARD, DON’T THINK ABOUT IT ANYMORE… TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE.

  12. pacho 09/27/2010

    WHEN ONE GETS OLD EVERYTHING STARTS TO DEGENERATE ,,, THE GLORIOUS ARMY IS ALREADY COMING DOWN ON THE FARC WITH ALL IT’S GOT AND THEY WILL DISAPPEAR BECAUSE THEY ARE OLD ,, MAY THE FARC BE ELIMINATED FOR THE GOOD OF COLOMBIA,,, WITHOUT A NARCO GUERRILLA THIS COUNTRY WILL WORK… MORE EMPLOYMENT, MORE OPPORTUNITIES ,, CONGRATULATIONS COLOMBIAN ARMED FORCES,, WATCH OUT PARAGUAY, WITH ALL YOU TOO GET OUT GUERRILLAS SOWERS OF EVIL…SINCERELY, EGE,,,

  13. geremias 09/26/2010

    The poverty in our country is obvious and it is true that a few families have governed no one is happy with how little or how much they have I agree that a lot of things must be changed especially for those of us who are low income but it is clear that armed struggles do not affect the rich at all or has anyone seen Daddy or Mommy’s little boy take up weapons and fight for a poor person or has anyone seen a rich person lose their home due to violence the guerrilla has been trying to get power for almost 50 years, recruiting children, attacking populations not of rich people of course they have turned the hard-working and honest peasants who produce plantains, corn, beans, coffee, etc. into growers of coca, poppy, marijuana in our country we have lots of problems and not all have been because of the narco guerrilla the corrupt governments are really the ones to blame for the people’s dissatisfaction what I want s for ius to reflect on our lives if we still have them the struggle has gone on a long time but let us look at the achievements or the changes made boys I left my youth here I don’t know if my parents are still alive look at comrade Jojoy what good did it do him to kill so many innocent people including his own there are a lot of us who have escaped and at least they have a bed to sleep on a hot panela water and they are not running from anyone that is why friends I think we owe ourselves the chance to be free from these weapons to have our own families learn to study and most importantly to live. I know a lot of us are forced to be here as well as there are a lot of us who think that things here were different, but you boys know better than I how much we have suffered from hunger, cold and what is worse killing innocent people and waiting to be killed ourselves. Think about it

  14. MARIA FERNANDA PEINADO 09/26/2010

    Our country suffers from violence in general, social differences in their different contexts; the Colombian bourgeoisie as well as the terrorist groups and at the same time the drug traffickers, have helped an unimaginable war, when will social equality come to our beloved Colombia, how ironic that a terrorist group like FARC calls itself the army of the people, when all it has done is to assassinate our compatriots, but the reason these groups continue is because of the mediocrity of a justice system we have like those in the legislative branch, great business the purchase of weaponry for these terrorists, political and military groups, involved in corruption and nothing happens because our legislative branch is incapable of doing what needs to be done, now since war is a business, as is drug trafficking, and if we believe our representatives, just as there are deluded people who believe in terrorist groups like the army of the people, we are the people, that is why we must participate in the right to vote, to overthrow the political bosses and this way give new opportunities to our, change is necessary and we can do it, with no need for terrorist groups and the politicking groups, military (generals), what they have done is destroy our people, subjecting it to a war where the deaths have been in our family. Onward my people with a firm step to what is right we will achieve a change for our generations. GOD CONTINUE TO PROTECT US FROM ALL THE CORRUPT AND DESPOTIC MINORITY OF OUR COLOMBIA.

  15. CRISTES 09/26/2010

    HI I WANT TO COMMENT. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE GUERRILLA DOESN’T HAVE AS IS VULGARLY EXPRESSED BALLS OR WHO KNOWS WHAT GAME THEY ARE PLAYING, HOISTING THEMSELVES ONTO THE PEOPLE, THEY SHOULD FIGHT FOR THE NEEDY, THEY COMMIT SO MUCH INJUSTICE, THE GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS THE GUERRILLA, THE GUERRILLA USED TO FIGHT TO SHARE IN THE WEALTH EQUALLY WITH THE PEOPLE NOW THEY WANT TO BECOME MULTIMILLIONAIRES THROUGH KIDNAPPING, KILLING PEOPLE, DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS THEY WANT TO TURN INTO BUREAUCRACY. NO, THAT IS NO WAY TO TREAT THE PEOPLE. THAT IS WHY THE PEOPLE DON’T SUPPORT YOU ANYMORE AND YOU HAVE TO USE THREATS OF DEATH IF THE PEOPLE DON’T HELP YOU. AND WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTS IS TO SQUEEZE THE PEOPLE. IT GIVES NO GUARANTEES TO IMPROVE DAILY LIFE. SO WHAT’S GOING ON? PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE. THE CITIES, AND YOU WILL SEE THAT SLOWLY YOU WILL GAIN THE PEOPLE’S TRUST AND THAT WAY IT WILL BE MORE VICTORIOUS AND CLEANER WITH NO NEED FOR KILLING OF ANY KIND, PLEASE LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE OF COLOMBIA, NO MORE DEATHS, HELP THE PEOPLE

  16. yucailla segundo 09/25/2010

    The truth is I am very disappointed with the FARC, they should first of all know whether they are helping or hurting innocent people, I also think that poverty and inequality cannot be eliminated with war, or with weapons, if they really are drug traffickers I hate them, they are a bunch of dogs, and are truly a scourge on society, but if the oligarchs have incorrectly painted them way, I'm sorry and keep on fighting for ideals.

  17. jhon fredy 09/24/2010

    EVEN THE STRONGEST GET WEAK JOJOY YOU RETURNED TO BOGOTA, BUT IN A GARBAGE BAG, YOU ENDED UP LIKE A COCKROACH NOT WORTH AS MUCH AS THE FLEAS ON THE LITTLE DOG SACHA.

  18. hey hey 09/23/2010

    If someone were to stop and look closely at each one of the comments here, they would realize that those which criticize the FARC are of insignificant and dull content and show the enormous lack of education of the commentors. Complete ignorance. They live their lives believing lies that were created systematically to keep the people bewildered about things and ghosts that don’t exist, while the guerrilla spreads all over the territory. Even if they say they got rid of Mono Jojoy, the violence in Colombia won’t stop, because those responsible for it go around calmly wherever they want, protected more and more by the law itself, or is it a secret that it is the very criminals who are legislating in this country? Look at the case of Mexico. There is no guerrilla or Monos Jojoys there, but what is there is the BIGGEST BUSINESS IN THE WORLD, WHICH IS DRUG TRAFFICKING. The same thing will happen in Colombia, once the guerrilla has been exterminated, violence will get worse with the perennial reign of corruption, well greased with drug trafficking and terror. The people will not be able to do anything to stop this terrible phenomenon, since they have stabbed the knife into themselves, by supporting laws against the people, which have long been disguised as laws against terrorists.

  19. margarita restrepo 09/20/2010

    Unfortunately the FARC got away from their founding ideals allowing the government in power to cover up its poor management by blaming them, and since then they all throw the ball to each other to see who is the worst and the ones who suffer are the class of the lowest levels, the wealthy accommodate themselves on the ignorance of the poor and when the FARC commit terrorist acts the rich flee from the country and the poor have to stay because they don’t have anywhere to go or anything to flee with.. who suffers: the disabled, the ignorant the ones who don't understand the reasons for this war. The reasons are drug trafficking because the government takes the traffickers away and fights them but what does it do with all that… it gets richer and the poor get even poorer and the rich even richer.. and the FARC kidnap the poor to add to their ranks and the wealthy flee from the country while our captured and kidnapped people die of hunger, of cold, of indifference, fighting for a war that doesn’t belong to them. It would be marvelous if the FARC would find themselves, and would recover their ideals and for sure the country would unite to support them and to fight against the corrupt governments, but the way we’re going it’s very difficult ‘because they fight among themselves to see who gets to keep what little is left to the poor, which is their dignity.

  20. cunchos 09/18/2010

    The guerrillas won't stop until there are social policies

  21. antonio urdaneta 09/13/2010

    We Colombians have to do an exorcism on ourselves and be willing to take the demon of violence out of ourselves, and create an environment of peace without any hate in our hearts, violence is good for an elite group that makes money from the conflict the Colombian government has to do its part and sponsor spaces for peace the guerrilla has to reflect on a peaceful solution and declare a unilateral truce, the Colombian people should not fuel the war

  22. libardo 09/12/2010

    I am tired of so much politicking and so many lies being made to the people

  23. guillermo 09/12/2010

    I read two or three comments – how embarrassing that people still exist who, through this medium, cheer for the narco terrorist FARC of Colombia – and for Fidel more devalued than ever and to the gorilla Chavez, the worst neighbor Colombia could ever have in all its history what ignorant imbeciles – to start with because they don’t even know how to spell – MURDORERS – how about that – a little visit to night school please.

  24. andres 09/10/2010

    What would be better, working and making a living by the sweat of your brow or to make money kidnapping, earning millions in an hour, or charging a peasant for a vaccination when he doesn’t even have enough to buy breakfast, which damn criminal did God give the gift to, to take the life of someone just because he wants to? I’m referring to all of society’s garbage, call yourselves guerrillas or paramilitaries or whatever, God does not punish with a rod or a whip, Keep in mind that YOU WILL NOT DIE OF OLD AGE. Only those of us who have experienced violence in our own skin, can know what pain is.

  25. VICTOR ALBARRACIN 09/04/2010

    Drug trafficking and its consequences will never end unless the use of cocaine, marijuana and other drugs is either legalized or regulated somehow, PROPOSAL: (1) a world wide scientific competition to design a vaccination against addiction (2) a huge world wide awareness campaign on the consequences of the use of substances cocaine, marijuana and others at the level of minor children RESULTS: PEACE AND PROSPERITY

  26. luis santiago vieda martinez 09/04/2010

    This has no validity that a few wretches for lack of a better word try to kill humble people like those patrolmen of the National Police who serve the community, workers like any other Colombian, leaders committed to the good of their nation, but the worst part is that it is Colombians who do it, too. How long are we going to go on with this damned brutality and having to allow actions from the international community because we’re too small to be high level people, and we don’t behave like people but rather like beasts! WHAT IS IT THAT IS WRONG WITH US COLOMBIANS? How sad this is so annoying

  27. luis 09/03/2010

    Doctor Alfonso Cano, mountains of Colombia or Venezuela, I beg you to send a list of three candidates to the Honorable Supreme Court of Justice to see if they are able to name a Public Prosecutor because the lists the central government sends are rejected or they disagree with them.

  28. guiller 08/31/2010

    Society that compromises its morality with a more than four hundred ton production of cocaine, is exactly the society that abstains from implementing its agrarian reform, to be able to transform it and sell it, and therefore it drags its financial, labor, educational, health system into identical methodologies of disorderliness, chaos and abuses. Even if they’re of an urifobian, or earlier liberal-conservative stamp, they are all the same hog loving troglodytes, genuflectors and usurpers. That is why 20 million poor people, 8 million indigents, four million homeless, and 44 million cheated in terms of health, the urifobian-guerrilla legacy … another link in the same robbery of the treasury…

  29. jesus 08/30/2010

    It is true, we have many Uribe supporters that are stupid and ignorant, but it is comforting to know that those who follow Chavez, the FARC, Piedad Córdoba and all that trash that goes around the country, believe that the solution is in the kidnappings, stealing, mugging, raping, expropriating and everything that has to do with crime is the solution, retards, dupes, who never used their brains, wake up

  30. pedrito 08/27/2010

    No one educates no one helps the poor in the world most have no rights no right to even be born free. They live off of nothing they are poor because they were born poor. The military forces are educated with laws that are part of a free and just society. They erase the imagery of poverty from the military forces’ minds to make them feel like good people. It is good to know that poverty is a life-or-death issue, because no one wants to be poor. Well herein lies the problem, when the poor want to be good they only have one alternative to stop being what they were born into to look for a different future for those who have the least in society. The alternative is no other than to remedy the disconcerting wounds of the way of life to obtain the joy of contributing to the legacy of the legacy most inherent in human beings the birthright to take care of their lives’ conditions without going through the abuse or the insufferable ways that take use to the patriarchal piggy bank itself. The bank of the river that they leave us. The pain of our days the sweat of our brows is the best example to show how alive we are. The person who works is the source of soft, clean energy that kisses the lips of the most beautiful woman, the unspoken rebellion against oppression.

  31. 08/26/2010

    Today 26-08-2010 my country is safer and freer. We have more hope and freedom, my daughter is growing up optimistic and confidence, I travel wherever I want, whenever I want and without fear, I vote without outside pressure and I give my vote to the ideas that I like, I see for Colombia much peace and prosperity with no guerrillas, paramilitary groups and drug traffickers, all of these are a scourge on a society that is changing for the benefit of its citizens, we are overcoming what other countries are just beginning to face, change will no longer be reversed, for the good of our country. Those who do not admit the process of change must resign themselves to die old, alone and forgotten like their commandant whose alias I don’t even remember, I just know he was a little old man with a green towel who babbled about communism. Thanks to the hero with the green poncho and leather pouch who made this change possible, since our history will always remember him.

  32. jotagomezjota 08/25/2010

    Please, at least read so you can spell better. It is horrible to see so much ignorance all at once and normally they are the Uribe supporters. Of course, since all they read is Condorito, if even that! Conclusion: there is only one requirement to be an Uribe supporter… be stupid. As Jaime Garzón would say, read so we can talk. But they don’t say anything about turning the country over to the paramilitary groups. They are the true angels.

  33. william gomes 08/25/2010

    My God! Colombia is a ticking bomb, the more ignorant the people are, the more we will sink into poverty, if we keep supporting illegality where will we end up, so many displaced people, false positives, mass graves and we Colombians don’t learn anything. Let us learn from the leaders with strength, those who have overturned the macabre and rotten oligarchy, those who gave land to the poor people and who share power with the people. LONG LIVE THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION, .

  34. isabel 08/24/2010

    mind your own business stick to working that is what you use the internet for do something productive since we already know that in this country there are just thieves who want to live off the backs of the poor and the poor want to live without doing anything they want the government to support them and they don't want to work they want to live the easy life we need a government that will put people to work and not be complicity with those lazy people it should help the old people and the children not support bums.

  35. Mary 08/24/2010

    You, the neighboring countries don't know what the guerrillas have done in Colombia they have convinced everyone that they are the victims and they act like they're the little nuns of charity but that is not so the victims are those of us who one way or another don't have to put up with them doing whatever they want intimidating everyone because we are sick of it and I do think they are the reason why the paramilitary groups were established it is because of them, and because of this the people have to defend themselves, see how they're blowing up because they can't take it anymore it is a shame how they have those people kidnapped it is not fair, a country so full of biodiversity so wealthy and they have humiliated the peasants it's just that here no one gets away from it common criminality, drug traffickers, paramilitary groups and watch out if the other countries don't get moving they are going to invade them with their filth and ideals that lead nowhere.

  36. MIGUEL ANTONIO ALFONSO PERILLA 08/21/2010

    If the FARC gentlemen really have political ideals it is time for them to show the people they are fighting for them. Because up until now all we've seen is E.P. Exterminated People. With leg breakers, cylinders, kidnappings, forced recruitment. I am not in the military because I had no desire to be in the service. I am a peasant with a 5th grade education but I know a large part of the country. and of course the ARMY OF THE PEOPLE... Who are the only ones who believe the lie that they are not narco terrorists. THAT RECORD IS REALLY SCRATCHED. MR. CANO NOT EVEN A HERMIT'S SON WOULD BELIEVE THAT LIE

  37. ALEX 08/20/2010

    IT IS SAD TO SEE MY PEOPLE, FRAMED WITHIN IMAGINARY BORDERS THAT ARE ONLY USEFUL ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE BOURGEOISIE TO EXPLOIT OURSELVES, "COLOMBIA WAKE UP" IT ISN'T URIBE, IT ISN'T CHAVEZ; THEY ARE JUST ON THEIR WAY THROUGH, WE OURSELVES MUST START TO SHOW CHANGE, REMEMBER THE SILLY HOMELAND AND THOSE WHO SAY IT WAS PART OF THE BEGINNING OF THE REPUBLIC, IT WAS NOT!, IT IS THE SAME ONE, WE ARE KILLING EACH OTHER OURSELVES, MAKING ROOM FOR THE FOREIGN POWERS TO CONQUER US, IF THERE ISN'T A TRUE RECONCILIATION, SOCIALLY, POLITICALLY, MILITARILY, ETC. WE ARE FAR FROM BEING TRULY LIBERATED OF A FAIR DEMOCRACY, OR WHO IS AT THE FRONT OF THE BATTLE, WHO IS THE SHOCKER IN ANY OF THE SIDES, THE SHOPKEEPER'S SON OR THE SHOE REPAIRMAN'S, WHO WAS LOOKING FOR A QUALITY OF LIFE SERVING THE BEAT UP SHIELD AND TORN UP FLAG, OR NOT? LET'S CHEW ON IT AND START TO TALK, MAKING THIS TRUTH A MULTILEVEL FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN, WHETHER WE SEE IT OR NOT, LET'S GET STARTED. LONG LIVE COLOMBIA, DEFENDING HONOR TILL THE DEATH; HOMELAND HONOR LOYALTY, THEY REALLY EXIST, THEY ARE BECOMING EXTINCT WATCH OUT!

  38. ANTICHAVISTA 08/20/2010

    WE DON'T WANT ANY MORE BLOOD PUT AN END TO THE CRIMINALS THAT IS THE WORD DON'T BE FAIR AND THERE WON'T BE LAWS FOR THEM

  39. Alexander Mora 08/17/2010

    I don't know how anyone can give their opinion on something as delicate [as this] without knowing the details of the story, not even those who have lived in such poverty and inequality in such a rich country, and how the political parties have conspired against the people and above all to express an opinion with such terrible spelling, don't you think that in order to express your opinion you must start by educating us, because that is the Achilles heel of the people in general, since the more ignorance there is, the better for those corrupt politicians we have, more than 50% of our Congress is in prison and under investigation for paramilitary involvement and crimes against humanity, keep being sunk in ignorance and it won't be long before we have Uribe again as president...¡How wonderful!

  40. alexandra 08/14/2010

    we all support the people's revolutionary army

  41. luis salazar 08/08/2010

    It is so sad to know that such perverse, cynical, lying and repressive people exist like the FARC, and that they come to us with a story about being defenders of the people; no country in the world that has been governed by a communist has shown any progress or advancement, to the contrary, all there is is: repression, corruption, purges, silencing, dictatorships, killings, poverty and so on a long handbook, which would make my comment unfruitful. The FARC, like the human rights advocates, only see the problem of the government, but they never look at what the drug trafficking guerrilla does, they only see what they want to see, it is known that the communist is a liar, full of propaganda and dissociating, in short he is a scourge or a cancer that anywhere it goes brings along misery and ruin, human beings need to develop collectively and individually, private property and the right to work should be respected, therefore you talk about democracy, but the communist legacy does not allow that, because what it says is the dictatorship of the proletariat, in other words, torture, lying, corruption, repression, poverty and many other things, it's not me who says this, it's all of history and history cannot be deceived, be reasonable, we don't want you and you do not represent us common Colombians; you and the paramilitary groups are the same thing, it's just that you are left-wing paramilitary groups and the others are right-wing paramilitary groups, but who went first, it was you, so you are the first assassins, and the others came later and learned or rather they gave you your own medicine, where does that leave your false concept, think and reason, don't be shallow minded, if you do have a mind.

  42. david rada 08/07/2010

    The FARC will always survive any military assault, remember it's been 50 years of military and political experience. Those who believe that this is the way to put an end to the guerrilla are wrong. Nor will they come out of the jungle because the political essays, a product of the earlier administrations, have failed because of the extermination of their political framework (U.P.) for example. It is social investment in healthcare, education and protection of the Colombian worker, respect for our sovereignty, agrarian and urban reform, remember how many people own the country, who the lands belong to, who put together the national budget, who hire for construction and what condition the sites are in when delivered, how and where our taxes are invested... Why is there so much poverty...60% of us live between poverty and misery... Who have made the biggest mistakes in Colombia... Remember this country has been governed by some 8 families.. the SANTOS... are one of them.. (Eduardo Santos president in 1930, Francisco vice and now JUANCHO, his children will follow, and the Pastranas' children, and the Gavirias' children, and the Vargas Lleras' children (Alberto Lleras and Carlos Lleras presidents). When you get to a hospital, why do you complain so much?, Look at the conditions your children's schools are in, how many of your friends are unemployed...WHICH ROAD IS THE ONE TO TAKE?

  43. GEB 08/05/2010

    The FARC exist in Colombia because of the wars unleashed by the very families that still govern the country the large landholders who supported Uribe and his descendants. The government invested billions to put an end to the FARC with weapons and paying delatore ej from 3 billion that the latest liberated hostages had. Here this will end with fair employment not with bad examples of tendencies to defect and the bad example abounds with the principal leader so much so that according to surveys by El Tiempo, almost 25 percent of Colombians do not trust his family. We have to put an end here to the moral of the end justifying the means and spend money on industries economy and not give the country of Colombia away to the United States by selling our minerals at a reduced price.

  44. tacho 08/04/2010

    It's time for the FARC to change that discourse about being the army of the people, if they were, they wouldn't cause displacements, tortures, kidnapping, and the ones who suffer are always the lower classes or those who are not as favored, you think that throwing a peasant into the city taking away the little land he has which is the only thing that they can do is good

  45. carlos 08/01/2010

    I believe that if Santos continues with Uribe's policies very soon we will see the damned guerrilla fighters of Colombia kneeling at our feet...LONG LIVE URIBE...LONG LIVE SANTOS...LONG LIVE PEACE IN COLOMBIA

  46. monica 07/30/2010

    I agree with Uribe, well done President, put an end once and for all to those guerrilla fighters, murderers, drug traffickers, communists, etc. etc. What right do those professional bandits have to kidnap innocent civilians, women, take away their freedom for many years, put bombs where all kinds of people die, including children, the North Americans should intervene directly and in 7 days these murderers would be wiped off the face of the earth. If you don't agree with a type of government, well then fight it out in Congress with IDEAS, not killing your own compatriots, put an end to them, President Uribe and President Santos. Long live Democracy, down with the guerrilla, down with Communism, because humanity's natural condition is FREEDOM!!!! Long live COLOMBIA, FREE OF MURDERING GUERRILLA FIGHTERS!!!

  47. 07/28/2010

    Mr. President of Paraguay watch out, this is a wake-up call something has been going on in the country since 2002, it would be better for you to concentrate on improving the standard of living of those who you govern, it is the best way to fight the guerrilla groups.

  48. francisco de paula santander 07/26/2010

    The FARC have to propose another way to manage their relationship with the Colombian people, I am referring to the fact that civilians, of every class have nothing to do with the armed conflict projected to fight to take over the power which is what the ultimate goal of their ideal must be. Therefore, I believe the time has come to liberate all the people they have detained as a gallant and revolutionary indication that they really want to fight for a Colombia free of corruption, hunger and violence.

  49. david 07/19/2010

    It seems important to me that the FARC take up a real and committed intention to put the way of armed conflict to one side it is clear that you are losing the armed struggle and you are going to lose it realize that the Colombian people are tired of you of your actions take advantage of the government's friendly hand and don't keep drowning in that sea of hatred and social resentment

  50. EDUARDO RONDON 07/19/2010

    WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT IN THE BEGINNING THE GUERRILLA GROUPS CAME ABOUT AS A RESPONSE TO THE RATS NEST THAT THE GOVERNMENTS IN POWER HAVE ALWAYS BEEN, TODAY THEY "SCREECH" THAT DISCOURSE AND NO ONE BELIEVES THEM, EVEN THOUGH THE COUNTRY IS STILL GOVERNED BY THAT SAME RATS NEST...IN REALITY THE GUERRILLA HAVE BECOME THE SAME AS THE CRIMINALS IN THE GOVERNMENTS OPPRESSORS OF THE COLOMBIAN PEOPLE, OF THE POOR PEOPLE, WHO ARE THE ONES TO FEEL THE RIGORS OF WAR IN THEIR OWN SKIN. TERRORISTS, KIDNAPPERS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS, FIGHT ELBOW TO ELBOW WITH THE PARAMILITARY GROUPS AND STATE'S PUBLIC FORCE WITH THE DISHONORABLE FIRST PLACE IN BRANDING PAIN ON THE COLOMBIAN PEOPLE.

  51. luis 07/19/2010

    MAY PARAGUAY AND ALL THE COUNTRIES HIT THOSE DAMN CRIMINALS WITH ALL THEY'VE GOT BECAUSE THEY ARE HURTING THE GOOD CITIZENS. VENEZUELA BETTER WATCH OUT BECAUSE WE WILL GO THERE AND WITH ALL OUR WEAPONS THEN LET'S SEE WHAT THE GENERAL COMMANDANT OF THE FARC DOES IN OTHER WORDS CHAVEZ.

  52. RAFAEL P 07/18/2010

    GENTLEMEN. TO TALK ABOUT THE FARC AND THE WAR YOU HAVE TO KNOW THEIR HISTORY, THE HISTORY OF COLOMBIA SINCE THE VERY 12TH OF OCTOBER 1492 (SPANISH INVASION) EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED, COLOMBIA HAS A LONG ROAD OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE GENERATED BY THE ELITES WHO GOVERN, WHO MAKE THE LAWS AND WHO JUDGE (IN 1948 THE ASSASSINATION OF JORGE ELIECER GAITAN). THE INEQUALITY, THE INJUSTICE AND TURNING OVER SOVEREIGNTY GET WORSE AND WORSE EVERY DAY. PARAMILITARISM USED AS A TOOL TO GET RID OF THE POLITICAL OPPOSITION (5000 UNION PATRIOTICA MILITANTS ASSASSINATED) MORE THAN 80 CONGRESS MEMBERS BEING INVESTIGATED AND/OR INVESTIGATED FOR BELONGING TO THE PARAMILITARY GROUPS, 2500 FALSE POSITIVES, ILLEGAL TELEPHONE TAPPING "CHUSADAS", CORRUPTION AT EVERY LEVEL OF POWER: THE FARC HAVE BEEN THE PEOPLE'S RESPONSE (A POOR AND MAINLY PEASANT PEOPLE) TO SO MANY YEARS OF MISERY, EXPLOITATION AND DEATH BY THE SYSTEM, THEREFORE GENTLEMEN LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY AND THEN YOU'LL SAY WHO IS TRULY GUILTY FOR THE ROAD TOWARD THE ABYSS OUR COUNTRY IS ON

  53. luis dias 07/16/2010

    I would like to know what the guerrilla's points are so that there can be peace in Colombia

  54. orlando 07/10/2010

    COLOMBIA IS A COUNTRY RUN (GOVERNED) BY PARAMILITARISM. AND IN COLOMBIA A GREAT MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT AND LET THEMSELVES BE TOLD WHAT TO DO BY THE MEDIA, AND ELECT MURDERERS LIKE ALVARO URIBE AND NOW SANTOS... COLOMBIA, SUCH A RICH COUNTRY, WHOSE RICHES ARE EXCLUSIVELY FOR URIBE'S FRIENDS AND THEIR CHILDREN.

  55. luis carreño 07/08/2010

    No more war we are tired of so much death in Colombia tired of the FARC damn murderers kidnappers drug addicts can't do anything other than kill just kill

  56. ricardo 07/05/2010

    Long live the FARC long live Chavez long live Fidel

  57. gonzalo diaz rojas 07/05/2010

    the problem in Colombia aren't the FARC. It is social education, employment, health, the media are the guilty ones like rcn, caracol, the lack of culture in our people, is the worst. We will keep on fighting.

  58. vic0909 07/03/2010

    What does Santos have to do with the article? Wake up, what false positives? How sad about the stateless who are few but who spend their lives criticizing, do business, generate employment, pay taxes, that is what loving your country is all about.

  59. Pedro Antonio Perez 07/01/2010

    It would be so important to see a country without violence, but this has been the FARC's flag ever since it came into existence and now they're coming to make demands [...] but it is they, with their criminality who have brought this country down, what is sad is that they have no moral right to demand anything from a people who have done nothing but put up with them for 40 years, they should turn themselves in and then we'll see if they can act like real men and women or should they be taken down one by one but they should jump into Santa Rosa or into the pond...we don't want any more drug trafficking terrorists...get out no more guerrilla force...

  60. farcsantes 07/01/2010

    What a joy to see the webpage that counteracts anncol with its webpage taken from the lying mind of the FARC, anncol is a webpage that no one reads but them ha ha ha. The FARC are seeing how the hostages are being rescued, so now they want to have a dialogue, they can feel the footsteps of a big animal ! ... And this, without the U.S. here yet what will it be like with them when they get here soon???? ,,,, poor, ignorant Indians!

  61. juan 06/29/2010

    ISN'T MR. SANTOS A MURDERER WHAT DO YOU THINK THE 2,300 FALSE POSITIVES ARE, WORK AND GRACE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

  62. bnaparte 06/26/2010

    Those who make comments against the FARC are the oligarchs I want to tell you that you are wrong here in Colombia we need an Hugo Chavez and that would be my commandant Alfonso Cano God bless him

  63. javier enrrique 06/26/2010

    The FARC are narcoterrorists but there are some heads of state who believe in little golden eggs and characterize the FARC as the people's army Chavez you are wrong about your assassins

  64. Willard 06/25/2010

    This shows the real intentions of the FARC supported by Chavez and his Bolivarian revolution. It is in essence drug trafficking, they take advantage of the government's failings, to deceive the population and that way be able to get full of drug money. First they sweeten up the people with the fake struggle for social equality, then they recruit their children by force, they blow up health clinics, bridges, and homes with explosives, they murder, they sow chaos, they take over lands and sow coca plants. Watch out, Paraguay, be harsh with these people, if these savage murderers can be called people. Be harsh now, don't let them take advantage of you. Mr. Paraguayan President, seek help from the Colombian government, here we have experience. This reflects the fact that the FARC weren't successful in Colombia, so they want to set up business in another country. Watch out.

  65. ROCA 3 06/20/2010

    Messeurs Narco Terrorists the man has won, you are going to continue to put up with hunger, he surely is going to give it to you more harshly hahahahahahahahaha Poor louses.

  66. alice 06/19/2010

    too much time has already been lost too much money, sending troops and other stuff to Concepción this discloses losses for the nation, I would like them to put police inspector Merardo Palacios out in front to catch these EPP alive or dead. As he did with Carmen Villalba. Mr. president LUGO and Interior Minister do you read me? A CITIZEN IS ASKING YOU, one who gets nothing from the state, no even one guaraní, to the contrary I give money to the Paraguayan state because I am a PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT.

  67. manolo 06/15/2010

    Before those guerrilla organizations take up arms, they should look for ways to have a dialogue and mend the social, political and economic inequalities that are causing them. Let's just look at Colombia, how many deaths, pain and misery has this now everyday armed social and political conflict brought. May God enlighten this government and those insurgent forces, to come up with agreements in order to coexist, for democratic understanding and Peace with social justice for the Latin American People.

  68. nelson emiro 06/14/2010

    what can they say about the most recent freeing the best MILITARY RESCUE they are finished in military terms the way to to explain this

  69. lp79 06/14/2010

    To the FARC in Colombia, they must lay down their arms and stop trafficking and processing drugs, leave the jungle alive and with clear ideals that benefit this country, because all they achieve dead and in plastic bags is to add to the numbers of dead, Colombia and the world would be grateful for this humble and noble gesture, that they turn over the hostages they still have, since they are ever fewer and seek the peace of this nation, also that they give the opportunity to interact on the internet through their webpage. If Colombia is able to start a presidential term where it only has to dedicate its energy to achieving social equality, benefitting communities, creating agrarian reform for our peasants who for decades have been flogged by the paramilitary groups and by criminals, which would allow for true development of the people, as well as being able to improve education in areas where no teacher goes out of fear of assassination, the fields will blossom and every Colombian will have the chance to escape the ignorance he or she has been subject to by those who are up in arms, neighboring countries will have the chance to progress along with Colombia both ways, the whole world will be grateful for the FARC's new position and attitude, if all goes well this nation's progress will no longer be stopped and there will be less of a pretext for those who abuse it, since they will have no excuse to know how to manage to the benefit of those who put them on the throne. Let's go FARC, you can make a difference between what is injustice and tyranny in a country afflicted for decades by evil and indifference. Hurry because the world turns and turns and the idiot watches and watches. Be part of positive social change, progressive and sustainable.

  70. Una colombiana valiente 06/14/2010

    Gentlemen of the FARC: Realize that the only way to bring the country out ahead is for all of us to work hard at education. Stop killing and don't get yourselves killed. You have no national support; only the fools whose heads you have filled with hate. Today our glorious National Army has brought four heroes home. Let the others go in exchange for amnesty because freedom is a gift from God which neither you nor the supposed earthly justice have the right to take away from us. Think about it a bit... God protect you and the boys and so many civilians you have hostage. Clemen

  71. lukax 06/14/2010

    A state of emergency is the best measure to take to stop the terrorist progress of these organizations

  72. hugo chabes 06/12/2010

    how about these rats dreaming about going to steal somewhere else. Things here are clear we are anti revolutionary long live Colombia and its democracy down with the rats and communism watch out Paraguay flame with no compassion

  73. jose leonardo 06/11/2010

    EVERY TERRORIST GROUP IN THE WORLD HAS TO DO WITH THE DAMNED FARC, HOW SHAMEFUL THAT IN THIS COUNTRY (COLOMBIA) THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FINISH OFF THESE KIDNAPPERS, MAFIOSOS, TERRORISTS, RAPISTS, THIEVES, BULLIES HOW MUCH LONGER.

  74. DAZA 05/30/2010

    The FARC ACT LIKE THIS BECAUSE THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE IGNORANCE AND GOOD FAITH OF THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY REALLY REPRESENT THE PEOPLE, THAT THEY FIGHT FOR AN IDEAL AND THAT IS COMPLETELY FALSE SINCE WHAT THE FARC DOES IT DOES FOR THE PERSONAL BUSINESS OF THE LEADERS WHO FROM THE USUFRUCT FROM DRUG TRAFFICKING AND KIDNAPPING THEY EXPAND THEIR ACCOUNTS IN COUNTRIES LIKE SWITZERLAND AND OTHERS IN EUROPE SO ADVANCED AS THEY ARE YOU THINK THAT ROBIN HOODS EXIST LIKE IN THE MOVIES TO SAVE THE POOR...THAT IS HOW THEY DO IT TRYING TO SELL THEIR IMAGE...IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THIS COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF BY VISITING THE JAILS WHERE THERE ARE LOTS OF FORMER GUERRILLAS AND ASK THEM HOW IT GOES DOWN OVER THERE.

  75. jesus 05/13/2010

    I think it is wonderful that the FARC go to other countries to commit their misdeeds and this way the international community and those who still support them can realize what damage they have done to us Colombians and the kind of criminals they are. I wish they would do in Venezuela what they do in Colombia kill, steal, kidnap, rape and commit all kinds of misdeeds let's see if Chavez would put up with them and keep helping them and spoiling them like he does.

  76. lusa fernanda perez chavarria 05/11/2010

    I don't think there should be any more war in the world NO TO WAR

  77. joer 05/01/2010

    why are the FARC like this and why were those groups created it must be by the state itself, or because of inequality

  78. AN DRES GARCIA 05/01/2010

    This was all that was needed to turn America into a terrorist powder keg; I think it is time that the governments of the Southern Cone put an end to this issue. Capital punishment for kidnappers and in combat, no captures. The Bible teaches how to manage trouble.

  79. jjroj 04/28/2010

    I hope Paraguay doesn't allow these damn lot of murderers to prosper. Who do they think they are with the consent of who knows who (Chavez ???) over the life and liberty of human beings. Let's go Paraguay, face them and finish them off.

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