Over 1,000 Pardoned FARC Guerrillas Will Lead Demining Efforts (S)
In an interview with El Espectador, FARC leader Pastor Alape discusses the task of demining Colombia.
He said that FARC has created a demining group, Humanicemos, which would eventually gather between 900 and 1,500 members.
The group is in the process of getting DAICMA certification in collaboration with the Norwegian demining agency APN, Alape said. Pardoned FARC fighters are free to join.
He added that the EU has expressed support for the demining effort. The Obama administration had previously said that they would support demining in Colombia but that could change.