(ca/en) FARC-EP (Colombia) on US 'War on Drugs'

Aaron (aaron@burn.ucsd.edu)
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 05:12:14 -0400

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Comrades, The following translation is my responsibility and has not been approved by any representative of the FARC-EP.

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--------------- English translation: --------------- PRESS COMMUNIQUE

We inform Colombian and international public opinion:

1. In accordance with the revolutionary principle, ethics and morals that guide us, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Army of the People (FARC-EP) does not share in, negotiate, or have any relation with the narcotics traffic. We reject it because it generates corruption, impunity, criminality and social decomposition, among other things, affecting especially the young people of the whole world.

2. With respect to the narcotics traffic and its terrible effects, the Eighth National Guerrilla Conference (La Uribe, April 1993) defines it as a political, economic and social phenomenon that ought to be treated with measures of the same character, without utilizing the repressive military path.

3. Consistent with the same principles, we reject the extradition of [Colombian] nationals to be judged in other countries.

4. We call on the legislative power to defend national sovereignty and the dignity of the fatherland in the face of the open interference of the U.S. empire by not approving that proposed law [of extradition].

5. The supposed war against the narcotics traffic is manipulated politically by the United States in order to meddle even more in the affairs of the Latin American countries. It returns to colonial forms of domination and dependency in the name of this supposed war.

International Commission Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Army of the People [Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ej=E9rcito del Pueblo (FARC-EP)] 8 June 1997

1997 YEAR OF CHE [See end of Spanish original for web URLs and e-mail addresses.]

--------------- End of English translation: --------------- =46rom: <elbarcino@laneta.apc.org> Date: Mon, 09 Jun 1997 08:09:47 -0500 Subject: comunicado de prensa


Informamos a la opini=F3n p=FAblica nacional e internacional

1. Por principios, por =E9tica y por moral revolucionarias, que nos gu=EDan,= las =46uerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ej=E9rcito del Pueblo FARC-EP,= no comparte, no negocia, ni tienen relaci=F3n con el narcotr=E1fico, lo rechaza= mos porque genera corrupci=F3n, impunidad, criminalidad, descomposici=F3n social= , entre otras cosas, afectando especialmente a los j=F3venes del mundo entero.

2. Con respecto al narcotr=E1fico y sus nefastos efectos la Octava Conferenc= ia Nacional Guerrillera (La Uribe abril de 1993) lo define como un fen=F3meno pol=EDtico, econ=F3mico y social que debe tratarse con medidas de igual car=E1cter, sin utilizar la v=EDa militar represiva.

3. Consecuentes con los mismos principios rechazamos la extradici=F3n de nacionales para ser juzgados en otros pa=EDses.

4. Llamamos al poder legislativo a defender la soberan=EDa nacional y la dignidad de la patria ante la abierta intromisi=F3n del imperio de los Estad= os Unidos, no aprobando ese proyecto de ley.

5. La supuesta guerra contra el narcotr=E1fico es manipulada pol=EDticamente= por los Estados Unidos para entrometerse, a=FAn m=E1s, en los asuntos de los pa= =EDses de Am=E9rica Latina, se retrocede a formas coloniales de dominaci=F3n y dependencia a nombre de esta supuesta guerra.

Comisi=F3n Internacional =46uerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ej=E9rcito del Pueblo Junio 8 de 1997

1997 A=D1O DEL CHE -----------------------------------------------------------------

=46uerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia Ejercito del Pueblo FARC-EP Comision Internacional E-mail: elbarcino@laneta.apc.org http://burn.ucsd.edu/~farc-ep/ (Revista edicion #17) http://members.tripod.com/~farc/ (Revista edicion #16) http://www.contrast.org/mirrors/farc/ (Espejo, Revista edicion #16)

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