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sábado, 24 de noviembre de 2012

Comunicado, Simón Trinidad - English


Havana, November 23rd , 2012
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

Respectful greeting. 

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People's Army (FARC-EP), in our condition of political organization in confrontation with the Colombian state, at this moment carrying out a peace process in Havana (Cuba), aimed at resolving the long-lasting political, social and armed conflict in our country, welcome the recent presidential elections in your country and your reelection as president of the United States of America. 

We highly value the ability of the American people in defining their destiny through elections, and we hope you succeed in determining policies, which we hope will lead to worldwide peace. 

Some days before your reelection we listened carefully and with expectation to your words about peace in Colombia, according to which you ask for agreements and political participation of the FARC-EP, which we appreciate immensely, since the purpose you stated has been our constant yearning. 

It has always been difficult to justify the right to resist tyranny to obtain justice and democracy, as wisely expressed in the Declaration of Independence of the United States, 1776 "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness". 

Our commitment to peace urges us to resolve the reasons for our uprising through dialogue, for which we ask for your participation. In this regard we request the President of the United States to use the power to pardon and to allow Simon Trinidad, member of the peace delegation of the FARC-EP, to be physically present at the Havana peace conversations. The government of the United States would make an immense contribution to peace in Colombia with such a gesture of humanity. 

Sincerely, Peace Delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People's Army FARC-EP. 

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