FARC and Colombian Government Peace Talks Move Forward

first_imgBy Dialogo December 21, 2012 The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) stated on December 19 that the peace talks in Havana were held “on a positive note” during their first month, in which both delegations were “presenting their arguments” to put an end to the armed conflict. “The meetings have been held on a positive note of respectful discussion. Arguments have been presented and popular concerns are being gathered,” Jesús Santrich, a guerrilla negotiator, told the press before starting the talks in Havana’s Convention Palace. Santrich highlighted “the successful development of the Integral Agrarian Development policy forum, which concluded on December 19 in Bogotá with the participation of 1,200 delegates, and the proposals of which will be submitted to FARC and government representatives on January 8, in Havana. During that forum, which started on December 17, “the most popular organizations have expressed their deep concern for the landownership policy of the Colombian agrarian system” and the need for “strengthening small and medium sized estates,” the insurgent added. Since the talks started on November 19 in Havana, conversations have been aimed at the agrarian issue, the origin of the armed conflict in Colombia that has lasted for almost half a century, and which caused about 600,000 deaths, 15,000 missing, and four million displaced people, according to official data. The agenda also includes the following topics: illicit drugs, political participation, disarmament, and victims reparations. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the conversation should conclude in November 2013 at the latest, one year after it started.last_img read more

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WHS Daily News Bulletin: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

first_img•There will be a business and industry tour March 12. This is for sophomores and juniors. The tour includes Wellington, Mulvane and Cowley College automotive and welding shops. See Mrs. Case in room 301 to sign up. You must sign up by Friday. •Madrigal try outs will be held this week. These auditions will be held before and after school. See Ms. Coldwell if you are interested in auditioning. •Attention Seniors: Your pictures for the Senior Graduation video are due by March 13. A baby picture and a senior picture are required and elementary school to present pictures are recommended. If no pictures are submitted, you will not be in the video. Also, your senior picture does not have to be a formal picture. We DO accept selfies. •Students participating in Spring Sports: You must have a physical on file before you can practice. Your Sports Fee must be paid before the first game. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, March 4, 2015:Thursday• Sub-State Boys Basketball 6 p.m. at Winfield vs. Mulvane.Friday• Sub-State Girls Basketball 6 p.m. at Winfield vs. Mulvane.Saturday• Sub-State Basketball TBD.Wednesday: Italian Pasta Bake, green pepper strips, steamed carrots ,applesauce, brown, #hot roll/jelly.Thursday: Chicken pattie, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, hot roll/jelly, pineapple chunks.Today’s news:•Crusaders of the Stage present the Grounds Table Coffee Shop open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. in the commons. All proceeds go to the Crusaders of the Stage trip to Nationals. Come early and get your coffee!center_img •There has been a change to Cheer Try-outs: The Cheer Clinic will be now be held on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday March 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Main Gym and Tryouts will be on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. You will need to pick up a try-out packet in the office before tryouts. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lawrence in the office.•It’s time for the Project Prom T-Shirt Logo Contest! The contest is open to Juniors and Seniors. The winner will receive $50.00. Entries must be received by March 25. Stop by the office to pick up the contest rules. •SENIOR GIRLS: Remember to turn in your completed Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship on or before March 12 to Mrs. Yates. •Seniors: Don’t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.last_img read more

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