Colombia Gov. and Guerrillas Resume Talks in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES — The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will resume peace talks today at Havana’s Convention Center following a short break after three days of work, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

In this fourth exchange, the two delegations will continue discussing the development of agriculture in that country. This is the first of five points on the agenda, and arguably the most complex and difficult given the number of sensitive sub-points it will touch on.

Today it is expected that the negotiating table will be joined by the fifth plenipotentiary member of the government’s team who had been unable to reach Havana, General Oscar Naranjo, a retired police general. He, along with four other representatives, is accompanying former vice president Humberto de la Calle in the process.

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, acknowledged yesterday that the dialogue will force the making of “complex decisions” that will have important consequences for the country, according to EFE.

On Wednesday the guerrillas made a statement denouncing police harassment of the relatives of some of their members.