|Seized FARC firearms|
If you were hoping that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the FARC, were going to make peace with the Government of Colombia, in the peace talks currently in progress, it is not looking good. A senior general in the Ecuadorian Army has reported that he has seized large quantities of arms and ammunition from the FARC, which it has acquired during its so-called unilateral cease-fire. Ecuador also seized 1200 units of what was described as bars of explosive, which probably means C-4. Is this the act of an organisation that is seeking to make peace ?
Of course, a senior FARC leader has denied the seized evidence displayed by Ecuador. Please note that the cease-fire expires on 20 January, and the FARC has bluntly said that it reserves the right of self-defence. Of course, its definition of self-defence might not be the same as yours and mine,