The Pacific Guerrilla Coordinator Segunda Marquetalia, a dissident faction of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), called for an confrontations end to ‘Iván Mordisco, leader of another guerrilla bloc that emerged from that armed group.
“We call on Mr. Iván Lozada ‘Mordisco’, to stop the unnecessary war,” says the statement, dated December 27th, from the Pacific Guerrilla Coordinator FARC EP Segunda Marquetalia.
According to this fraction of the dissidents, they have sought a “de-escalation of the conflict” and are “ready for dialogue and negotiation”, as long as their rights and those of the civilian population are guaranteed.
In the same way, they ask the government “not to give up in their efforts to achieve total peace” and urge all armed groups to “heed the call of the people.”
Along these lines, the members of this block assume the “indefinite commitment” to “avoid armed confrontations that disturb life in society.”
Like the groups defending human rights that operate in rural areas hit by clashes between the factions of the extinct FARC, they ask that “a humanitarian mechanism be established that allows the affected communities to return to their homes.”
“If we all join the total peace of President Gustavo Petro Urrego, we will avoid the bloodshed that our beloved Colombia is experiencing,” they emphasize in the text.
Likewise, they urge the rival bloc to seek “the path of reconciliation with social justice” to “bring to fruition the differences between both organizations”, and to “consider an end to this war between revolutionaries”, which has caused deaths of the civilian population and forced displacements of the communities, after the demobilization of the FARC in 2016.
The ‘Total peace’
In the text, read in a video circulating on social networks, the armed group reiterated that “it has publicly stated and demonstrated its absolute and unrestricted will to participate in the total peace project of the national government.”