The Second United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia started operations on 26 September. PBI talked about it to the Chief of Staff of the UN Mission, Raul Rosende. Raul Rosende is Uruguayan and has led humanitarian and peacekeeping missions in Yemen, Syria and Jerusalem. During the first Mission he was in charge of verifying the ceasefire, cessation of hostilities and disarmament, agreed as part of the Final Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC. Continue reading “Building trust is fundamental”, says UN Mission Chief of Staff
The bus ride of about 400 zigzaging kilometres between Barrancabermeja and Bogota seems like luxury when you think about David Ravelo. Continue reading Reinaldo Villalba: “David Ravelo’s case will be taken to the JEP, to plead his innocence”
During the 20th anniversary of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, PBI spoke with Father Javier Giraldo, a Jesuit priest with a conviction to support the rural communities that have been forgotten in the midst of the violence of the internal armed conflict. Father Giraldo has walked side by side with the Peace Community since its creation on Palm Sunday in 1997.
PBI: Welcome to the PBI Coffee Break, today we are hosting Marco Fidel Velasquez and Ana Martinez Moreno, from the organisation CAVIDA of the Cacarica collective territory. CAVIDA stands for Communities of Self-Determination, Life and Dignity of Cacarica. Where does the name come from?