Colombian government ends agricultural strike with agreements
Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon, along with peasant leaders in the south of the country, reached yesterday, Sunday, September 8, an agreement that would end the road blockades. With this is expected that the blockades are suspended along with demonstrations throughout the country.
The meeting was held for two hours in the city of Popayan, Cauca Department, Garzon participated in it along with eight Governors and the twelve national spokesmen for the table of National Agricultural Dialogue and Agreement (MIA).
Additionally, the UN coordinator in Colombia, Fabrizio Hochschild and representatives of the Ombudsman were the suppliers in that session.
“We have agreed a memorandum in which the first point is the commitment of all MIA spokespersons to advance to a progressive and ongoing process to put an end to the sites being developed. The process will end on Tuesday at 12 noon,” said Garzon.
A United Nations delegation will verify the compliance with this process, in exchange, the government promised to hold a national dialogue table where they will discuss the six items claimed by the farmers.
The protesters pledged to open the roads, but the country must deal this week with a new strike of educators.