The Colombian government wants to stop an Argentinean documentary about the FARC from being shown around the world, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
In the documentary, which has been online since December 16, but wasn’t picked up until earlier this week, rebels of the country’s largest guerilla group claim their war against the State is financed by the revenue of crops like corn, and not by coca.
The government, following failed peace talks in 2002, consistently dub the rebels “narco-terrorists,” while the guerrillas claim to fight for a more just Colombia. The United States and Europe added the Marxist guerrillas to their list of terrorist groups because of ongoing human rights violations and war crimes committed by the rebels.
“All of Colombia knows well that this is about terrorist criminals. We have discussed the importance that foreign governments are aware of any kind of broadcast that makes an apology for committing crimes or terrorism,” Bermudez told reporters.
“We also ordered our ambassadors to inform our Colombian communities abroad to be vigilant for this type of manifestations. Colombia must be united in this because we have suffered terrorism and know exactly who the FARC are,” the foreign minister added.