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Fri Jun 6, 2014, 11:55 PM

Expats from Colombia to mobilize for peace

Expats from Colombia to mobilize for peace
Jun 6, 2014 posted by Larisa Sioneriu

A group of Colombian expats decided to mobilize in order to promote support for the peace process between the government and the country’s largest insurgency, the FARC.

Colombians living abroad are mobilizing for June 10 in different cities of the world in an attempt to create awareness and express their support for Colombia’s ongoing peace process in Havana.

‘Mobilizacion por la paz en Colombia’ (Mobilisation for peace in Colombia) is the slogan under which the Colombian expats will take over the streets of international cities in order to call for unilateral ceasefire, national dialog and democracy.

“The last three generations of Colombians have not lived a single day in peace. We have been engaged in an unbearable war has left misery and despair. The cost of the last 50 years of conflict has been high: A fragmented and distrustful society, millions of victims, billions of dollars of our national wealth devoted to the military budget at the expense of improvements in the quality of life of Colombian families . A spiral of violence where victims are all one way or another,” the group wrote on the Facebook page.


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