Talk looks at Colombia

The Comox Valley Peace Group hosts a public meeting about Colombia this Saturday at the Little Red Church in Comox.

The Comox Valley Peace Group invites everyone to a public meeting about Colombia this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Little Red Church in Comox.

The guest speaker will be Colombian journalist Fernanda Sanchez Jaramillo.

Peace talks between the Santos government of Colombia and The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) are being held in Havana, Cuba with participation of representatives of Cuba and Norway.

The talks recently entered their 16th round and have been progressing over almost a year, with agreement on agrarian reform in May of this year.

Jaramillo is living and working in the Lower Mainland. She has recently returned from Colombia and will report on the history of the conflict, previous attempts at resolution of the armed conflict in Colombia and the current state of peace talks.

To contact the Comox Valley Peace Group, call 250-338-4067.

— Comox Valley Peace Group

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