Yesterday more than 150,000 Colombians came out to march in Bogota for peace and to support the victims of the armed conflict. The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos also took part in this initiative, which had the support of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
The march was welcomed and highlighted by the government of Ecuador for the impact that could generate to reduce attacks on its northern border, the increase of refugees and influence in the common crime, drug trafficking and homicides, attributed to members the FARC or its deserters.
“Peace is the victory of any soldier, peace is the victory of any policeman. If we reconciled we would have a better country,” said Santos with his ministers to military men gathered in the Square of Fallen Heroes before beginning their march.
For Ecuador, it is of great interest the cease hostilities on its northern border. Last Tuesday there was another clash between the military and Colombia’s illegal groups, who infiltrated Ecuador at 10:45, by sector Palma Seca, in the Lago Agrio Canton. The Fourth Army Division Amazon reported this.
The exchange of fire took place between two fighting teams and revealed that there were no casualties, but a helicopter was perforated and explosives were discovered in a house where the illegal’s were hiding underground.