President Juan Manuel Santos adamantly rejected a terrorist attack perpetrated by the Farc guerrilla last Friday in San Vicente del Caguán, which destroyed the Balsillas school. It’s a “cowardly and irrational” act, the President said, and gave orders for the school to be rebuilt.
Mr. Santos reassured people that the nation will continue to fight these illegal armed groups until the conflict is brought to an end. The Government, he explained, is currently advancing towards the implementation of mechanisms that lead to longlasting peace, such as reparation for victims of the conflict.
“In the meantime, we will continue to make peace by other means, building schools, with projects that make fields more productive, providing reparation for victims. Here we already began an important reparation process, giving the lands that were taken from farmers back to them, and we are offering reparation nor just with a title, but with a productive project,” Santos said.
According to the President, if peace talks in Cuba result in an agreement, the residents of departments like Caquetá can be more at ease and this will mean better opportunities for development and economic growth.